So I've been researching the repainting stuff for a few weeks now, asking questions and gathering information. I usually take advice found here over some of the Warhammer guys I talk to, but I still have some questions that maybe some of you can clear up. Priming paints, some people swear by them (seemingly those who can air brush them on quickly and easily) and others who don't bother to use them. Can anyone illustrate why one way is better or worse, and also recommend types? I have seen some airbrush clear priming paints in the hobby stores, and I know Testors seems to have a spray can of toxic stuff, but I simply haven't found a gleaming recommendation for one yet. Base coat coverage What is the best way to effectively cover up the priming coat, whether it be a white/black/silver primer... with minimal layers. Warhammer guys do it all with brush on their small figures, and use "foundation" paints that seem to have a thicker pigment to cover better. Do any of you utilize such paints or do you go for the regular paints and just use enough coats that you finally get full coverage. Since Warhammer guys use such little amounts of paint, I can't really see how their methods would be at all economical for a large transformer, especially in my learning stage. I am trying to figure out just how much expensive paint everyone is using to cover up their figures. Again, my questions pertains to both airbrush and hand brushed scenarios. I won't be purchasing an airbrush until I learn hand brushing techniques to where i am satisfied. and finally, how much paint do you guys go through? Say I was trying to repaint a classics seeker as a solid color. How much paint does that take with an airbrush or with a hand brush? a bottle? fraction of a bottle? I have no concept at all about this, but it might make me rest a little easier if it wasn't all that much. Thanks, and look forward to learning more!