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I have started highlighting or rather edging my BT squad... For some reason, I cannot determine if I am going too bright by applying it too hard or if it is just right..
I am using Reapers Cloudy Grey which is approximately the same as codex grey. Or maybe Fortress Grey.. Should I go with a darker color?
I also do not think that it is supposed to be so difficult to get the thin lines I want for the figures.. I am using a 00 tip paint brush. Should I be using a different one? Finer detail?
I have also thinned the paint down a tad, and am wondering if that could be my problem.
Wow.. seeing these this large makes it look even worse than I thought..
Any help in how to improve this would be greatly appreciated... My last paint scheme was a tri-color scheme and I didn't highlight... They still looked ok for the Table top, but with BT you have to edge it out to break up the blackness.
Well, usually when highlighting black, you first highlight a mix of black and codex/cloudy grey (so its a kinda darkish grey) then apply a sharp highlight coex gray on the higher points, then fort grey on the highest.
and what i mean by highest is where the light catches, like when you see the eavy metal templars, the sharpest/brightest highlights are on the corner tip part of the shoulder pads.
i know that was confusing, so i'll post pics up about what im talkin about later when i have a little bit more time on my hands.
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For basic, black highlights, using codex grey is the quickest and simplest method - though not always the best. Codex grey is quite harsh when painted straight on to black, thus you need a tone that is hard enough to give definition but not too bright. The usual method is to mix chaos black into codex grey. Gradually add codex grey to some black, test it on a piece of sprue painted black or something. Keep at it until you find the ideal shade for you to use.