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I bought some Silver Helms and was wondering what to do with the primer colour
* For the horses I want to do a very light greyish colour.
*I also want to include burnished gold, ice blue and skull white as my main coloures.
*And do some Boltgun Metal followed up by Mithril Silver on the armour and chainmail.
For all of this which primer should I use black or white? And also for the horse which greys should I use, astronomical grey with codex grey in the recesses?
It really depends on your painting style.
1)if you like starting dark and working up to the lightest colour use black spray.
2)If you ligh starting with a mid tone and shading then highlighting start with white.
generaly lighter coloured base coats go down better on skull white bases and dark base coats ( really dark like scabred etc.) ge down better on black.
so it really depends on the shades of colours that you are painting with
well I hope that helped.
Black is the fastest way to get shadows, and it won't look bad if you missed a few spots, which is why this is commonly recommended for beginners.
White gives brighter results, but to make them look realistic, you need to add your own shadows.
Make your choice, it's a personal preference.
Think of the horse's muscles. You want a light grey color, correct. The deeper grooves of the musculature should be a deeper shade of grey and the very highest parts should be a slightly lighter shade of grey. There are a couple of basic ways you could do this:
1. Prime black, overpaint grey, light drybrush with grey mixed with a little white
2. Prime whatever, basecoat grey, wash with Badab Black/Paynes Grey, drybrush back up to grey and then highlight with a ligher drybrush of grey mixed with a little white.
3. If you find the right primer, primer grey, drybrush lighter grey, highlight with some very light grey
what would be best for light grey would be to basecoat with astronomican grey, do a light wash of reaper armor grey (or a mix of codex grey to black 1:1 if you only have GW paints), redo the midtones with astronomnican grey (leaving out the recesses) then to a light drybrush (or even s stipple) or fortress grey or white.
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I usually say people new to painting should use black, as it's more forgiving. Since this sounds like a lighter color scheme, you might be different. Try painting a few test models to see what works best for you.