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Since my last two armies have been Eldar and Tyranids, I have developed as a painter since the days of my first marine army *shudder*
I will be starting my necron army, as i eagerly await their re-vamp in spring. I have decided to go with a blue and white ceramic scheme. Mostly blue ceramic with some white trim depending on the unit.
I am looking for any advice on this paint plan:
1. prime white
2. first basecoat of regal blue mixed wih lots of blue ink
3. three layers of REALLY watered down ultramarines
highlight (3mm away from any edges i want to make stand out) using a 70:30 mix of ultrmarines blue/skull white, then 60:40 (2mm away from the edges, on top of the previous highlight) and 50:50 (finally 1mm away from edge). I plan on going closer to the edges as the mix gets more and more white, giving a nice transition.
I have decided to water down my paints a lot and give multiple coats to try to blend color and not smudge the detail of the model. I feel this is the best way to give ther ceramic look. I'm definetley open to suggestions however! This is where im looking for advice and suggestions.
I have a lot of time to paint very few models so i dont mind speding a lot of time making them look good! hoe to get some advice from you guys.
Thanks for taking your time to help.
well i'd reccomend
paint Mordiem blue.
Give them a blue wash(i forget what it's called)
then, if you want it lighter use watered down ultramarines blue.
Finally, and this bit's up to you. Give it watered down gloss varnish mixed with a bit of matte. This will give it more of an alien look.
Hope it helped
Oh yeah i forgot about the varnish. definetley plan to varnish them.
And i was going to wash them (i think your thinking of the Asurman wash) but i am currently in Alaska, and they dont have a huge selection to choose from. ordering takes atleast a month and i will be away from regular mail until march.
what's it like trying to paint in alaska?
Well i have never done it before. Since i have been living in a tent for the last 5 months, i havent been able to keep up with the hobby.
At the risk of digging up a week old thread...
I talked to an employee at an anchorage GW retailer (not a GW store) and he said that gloss varnish is really best for, say tyranids, or a look or liquid or slime on a model. however, necrons having a metal, or ceramic in my case, feel to them wouldn't benefit from a layer of gloss varnish. He also mentioned Matte Varnish is strictly for protection from scraping and scratching.
They didnt have any midnight blue, so im stuck with regal blue and i will mix in a little chaos black. It took me 7 hours to hitchhike to Fairbanks today, but i finally made it. I will stop by a hobby shop that sells some GW products to see if i cant pick up a Lord (i got a battleforce for my birthday by someone on my crew). other then that it will be the last time im in a "city" for some time. want to know if i should pick up some varnish or not.
btw.. this is the guide i was going to use for my plan. its for ultramarines, but i want them to have a similar appearance.
Thanks for looking and all the help! Stay warm.. i know i wont!
Dysartes.com - Painting: Ultramarines - Part 1
like i said, if you water down the gloss and add a bit of matte it'll be a nice dullish shine... like an apple and also protect them.
Gloss Varnish is harder and provides more of a "shell." I always apply gloss varnish first and then matte varnish second. Also, I can't recommend GW's spray varnish. It'll cover up your nice work. Get a nice brush on varnish. Do you have a hobby store where you can get it?
'ard coat is another name for the gloss varnish.