I've been practicing off and on lately, and I have another miniature I worked on last night that I will post pics of tonight when I finish up the details. I have a few more newbish questions I was hoping I could get help with. I threw out my Armory primer and Armory clear matte because a) the cans were corroding on the sides and I didn't want them to burst in my house and b) they were shitty anyway. I decided to buy the expensive stuff instead. I bought Mr Super Clear for a sealant and Games Workshop Chaos Black for a primer. The Chaos Black went on silky smooth and had great coverage with very little spray, but I found the paint didn't stick to it as well (probably because it was so smooth) so I had to build up several layers of color. Is that normal? I think the end result looks good but it took a lot of time. I'm of course Googled Mr Super Clear after I bought it and some guy on a forum said it's for big models not metal miniatures. What do you all recommend for a sealer? Like I said, Armory sucks, it made my minis look like frosted donuts. I can probably return the Mr Super Clear since I didn't remove the shrink wrap yet. I'm working with the Vallejo paints still and I've found they actually work great right out of the bottle with no water on the Chaos Black. Is that normal? I remember reading upthread someone said you always dilute the paints before applying.