Retributor Armor Primer Review

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The Emperor’s Golden Boys.

I purchased my can of Retributor Gold Spray Primer a few months back, but I hadn’t had the chance to use it until today.


Except for my Goldfinger, this thing worked like a dream! It covers exceptionally well and is not watery at all, a complaint I had about the old Shining Gold. In those days, you HAD to have an undercoat of some dark brown underneath or else your golden paint wouldn’t stick. Those were dark days.

Now, Games Workshop, among other companies, have developed colored primer that really take the guesswork out of the equation.

Are you painting up a unit of Ultramarines? Boom. GW’s Macragge Blue.

Brood of Blood Angels? Shablamo. GW’s Mephiston Red or Army Painter’s Dragon Red.

Swarm of Skaven? Be like the Warboss and use GW’s Mournfang Brown.

Stack of skeletons? Use Army Painter’s Skeleton Bone because for some reason GW hasn’t released Rakarth Flesh as a primer yet.

No matter what you’re working on, if the models are predominantly one color, either Games Workshop, Army Painter, or some other company has the colored primer for you!

I remember using Modelmaster’s line of silver spray primers to do the giant alien robots in All Quiet on the Martian Front, and I loved it!

Now, Games Workshop is once again taking everyone else’s lunch money by releasing a gold that covers beautifully and looks like the brush on product of the same name.

“But Warboss,” You might be saying, “I don’t collect Adeptus Custodes! What would I use this product for?”

Here are some other applications for this awesome product:

  • Stormcast Eternals!
  • Spray your old High Elves and paint the plumes red (a la Custodes). Those are Chrace’s colors. What’s Chrace? Only the most martial of the Elven nations and home of the White Lions.
  • 40k MINOTAURS! Forgeworld will hook you up.
  • Give yourself the Goooldfingaaah!

This product will drastically cut down your painting time if you collect a predominantly gold army. Now, if only GW would release Balthazar Gold as a primer, you could wash that with Agrax Earthshade and have a pretty nice brass color. Perfect for Khorne warriors or knights, or Kharadron (sp?) Overlords.

Anywho, thanks for stopping by! I give this product two goldthumbs up! Now, I’m off to wash my hands!

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