This article is from the Miniatures Painting FAQ, by Brenda Klein email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
A thousand answers exist for this one. The best advice available
seems to be use what you prefer. White primer makes colours go
on brighter and is best for anything on which you want that effect.
Black primer gives good shadows and is commonly used to base
modern military and skeleton figures.
Gray is rather neutral allowing for brighter light colours and
The best tip so far is to experiement and see what you like.
Also, and the author likes this effect, prime in black and then
drybrush raised areas in white before painting. This allows for
the depth of the darker shade but gives the lighter base for the