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November 16, 2008

My favorite modeling tools (#2): Mr Surfacer 1200 spray can

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:50 pm
Mr Surfacer 1200

Mr Surfacer 1200

As you will remember from a post a few months ago, I did a post on one of my favorite modeling tools.  Well it is time for another.  This time, I’d like to post on a new favorite tool,  Mr. Surfacer 1200 in the spray can.  Our MMCL club president, Mike Baskette tipped me off to this one.  He tried it as a primer recently on a project he is working on.  The next day he emailed me singing its praises.  He said that it laid down as fine a primer finish as he had ever seen.  He said he was sure that it was a better primer finish that could be obtained from paint applied with an airbrush.  I was skeptical.  However, I ordered a can.

I can now publiclly admit, Mike was right.  This stuff is great.  I would not have thought that you could get this nice a finish out of a spray can.  However, this stuff levels out and dries like nothing I have ever seen.  I’ve read on some forums some guys spraying Mr. Surfacer 1200 thru their airbrush as a primer.  I am not sure why when the spray can lays down as good a finish as I think it is possible to achieve.  This will be my primer of choice for all future modeling projects.


  1. Hey Dave

    I can agree with you – the stuff is great, I am using it on my Buffalo too. Never thought I would ever use a rattle can again.

    Comment by skip — November 20, 2008 @ 1:48 am

  2. Same here Skippy. I couldn’t have imagined that I’d ever use a rattle can again. I guess Mike B. deserves points for having the guts to try something new.

    Comment by dknights — November 20, 2008 @ 12:39 pm

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  4. Tamiya has an excellent White Fine Surface Primer in a spray can. I kinda like it better then the Gunze product. Sadly, it lacks cachet as it’s name doesn’t start with Mr.


    Comment by Jim Bates — November 25, 2008 @ 9:41 pm

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