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So I just started using white spray and ink washes for the first time and I think that black spray and the world of drybrushing is better. Obviously there are a lot of people that disagree with me but I was wondering how many
so which do you like better white spry for base coating or black spray and why
Depends on what look I'm going for. If I want the colours to come out brighter at the end, I'll use the white (eg high elves or eldar) whereas if I'm going darker (dwarves or chaos) I'll use black. Simple as really.
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For my guys, GK and Nids, I prefer a black under coat because the main technique I use is drybrushing to give themdepth. Leaving darker portions is simply easier than going back in and darkening them later for me atleast.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey
I personally prefer black spray as it's easier to work with. It's used for providing a darker colour scheme, and since, at least in WHFB most armies use darker schemes, it's more practical to use it. With white spray, if you make a mistake or leave something unpainted by accident, it's usually extremely noticable and a bit of a pain to cover up.
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I use black spray for almost everything - especially figures that will be painted in a grubby, natural way - Orks, Kroot, Guard. The black spray provides the deepest shading, and if I have missed a bit is easy to fill in with black paint before I start.
I use white for strong, bright colours, like on Marines and Harlequins. It is harder to touch up the undercoat with white, but it gives a very clean base to start with.
Having said that, I always cover everything with Purity Seal, because I am not the best painter and it hides a multitude of sins - it makes brush marks disappear, and it makes shadows darker and highlights lighter.
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My vote went into other, but only because there wasnt a 'both' option. For darker models (darker being based on the main final colours) then i use two fine coats of Black spray.
However when basing lighter models, i discovered that the best result was achieved with a thing Black coat, followed by a thin White coat. Basically its easier to paint light colours over (Including Reds) over, and also the white spray then doesnt go bubbly like it can do alone.
Best way to look at it is this:
Primer is a tool. Use what works best for your situation. For darker models - black is great. It will usually save you plenty of time.
For lighter brighter figures white is best for keeping sharp vibrant colors...
There are actually many different "priming" options out there...
Another one that I use on occasion is a clear primer. I use Folk Art Glass and Tile Medium (easily availabe at Michaels Art Supply for usually around $1-$3). Cut it 50/50 with water and add some black ink (or any other color really), and brush it on. Takes between 24 and 72 hours to cure but it dries flush to the model, does not obscure any details and is tough as nails... Very good stuff - you just need to be patient with it.
On another note - with white primer - if you don't like the idea of white spots being left... you can do a similar thing to what I suggested with the clear primer... brush on some watered down black ink. It should settle into the recesses and only lightly stain the white primer. Colors will be more vibrant than if you had straight black and you will not bet any annoying "white spots".
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I generally use black spray, but that's mainly because I have a lot of black armies (Black legion, Ulthwé, black imperial Space Marines...).
On models where I'm aiming for a much more ethereal or pallid look (in my case Dark Elf and Daemonette flesh) or just generally 'bright', white is a better choice.
Although I've heard from people who use non-GW sprays that grey undercoat is quite a good choice, also.
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For my orks I like to use the black spray for their skin because I like it to be a darker tone. But for everything else I like to use white spray. Also for the vehicles when I use the black spray it makes the blood red paint look orange, so thats why im useing white spray on my vehicles.
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