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I'm painting my Kasrkin with white combat armour and fatigues to match my urban/winter combat themed IG. I know how to paint white armour but I'm stuck as to how to contrast the fatigues, which I also want white, with the armour.
The best way to do it would probably be do a base coat of shadow grey then a coat of a skull white/bleached bone mix. This will give the fatigues a worn, slightly dirty feel like they've been washed a few too many times whereas the plates would be nice and shiny pure white as they can be easily repainted whenever necessary
The above is good advice, some things to add.
1. do the above (grey- white shading)
2. wash them with a very thin wash of black do this several times, now they will lokk dirtier
3. highlight them up to they way they were before being careful abotu the recesses.
Doing it this way should give nice strong contrast but one that is at the same time well graded. Im about to paint soem marine scouts with white fatigues and and will eb following this method.
(The above is the method I use for cream trousers on my guard but for that its more browns!)
Hope that helps
Don't make my mistake man, grey with white shading!
Or do it my way, spray black, dry brush white over and over to build up layers until white. Work with my Tyranid.
Id suggest using a different colour. Too much white on a model and he might look like a snow man.
If you are dead set on doing them white Id give them a brown wash or weather them to look like there dirty from the local environs.
Thanks for the replies.
I managed to find an old WD showing the foundation paints and citadel ranges and how to build them up. I'm using Deneb Stone, Flesh Wash, Bleached Bone and then Skull White.
I'll see how that turns out.
Sounds good, but this is me....
I will post a pic, keep saying it, mind it's as and when I can nick my dad's camera.
You mean you want a contrast between the uniform part of the kasrkin and his armour part or your kasrkins and your other ig troops? If it's between the uniform and armour maybe you can paint the edges of the armour black or something like that.
Well, since the fabric of the fatigues and the ceramic-alloy armor are different. I would shade them in different hues. Example: use khaki/bone/white to color the armor, but then use a darker/more yellow brown for the base of the fabric and work it up to a bone color. Using a dark forest green color for small camo spots could also work great.
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