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I'm repainting all my Grey Knights black because the silver is starting to look a bit tarnished from constant handling, head-first dives off wobbly terrain pieces and general abuse, and black is easier to repair. I want to avoid completely stripping them because there are a few details that I'd quite like to keep and can easily paint around; is it at all feasible to just paint black over the silver, or will it just look shoddy?
It might take a couple of coats but it should be all right. Have a go with a trial model and see what happens.
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it depends alot on the paint you use.. Ive found P3 has a really good coverage .. but pretty much your just going to have do a test mini.
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Try it, see if you like it. If it doesn't look as good as you would want then you can always strip it and re paint.
Hi Brother Frank, I agree you should try it. Black is a pretty intense color and doesn't need to be so thick to be opaque I think. I used to paint over painted models way back when I didn't know how to strip them, and you get varied results. It sounds like it's worth a try!
I have repainted a minis a couple times without stripping... After the second time, the details started to diminish, and I could not go a third time...
It also depends how thick your original coats were.
Make sure theres no dust on the models too! If you have an airbrush, spray the models with the air or hiar dryer them and brush with a paint bursh to remove dust.
If they are metal models, I dont see why you wouldnt want to strip them back down to bare metal, it will only take a coat of primer and your good to go.