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Currently painting my High Elves and getting sick of having to paint umpteen layers of Skull White to get a reasonable finish on the model.
Are there any white paints out there (and available in the UK) that go on in at most 1 or 2 coats?
I'm not worried about producing a Golden Daemon winning paint job, I just want a paint that goes on well so that I might actually finish painting my army at some point before hell freezes over.
Use astronomicon grey and then put a coat of skull white on it. Should be 2-3 layers of paint.
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hmm... i've been trying going over Fortress grey or Codex grey (can't quite remember which) with no real joy will astronomicon grey really be much better?
yes it is, astronomicon is a primer paint, essentially, thicker in nature.
How exactly are you painting? What is the color of the primer you are using? There are perhaps tricks you can use to speed things up. Really depends on what you are trying to accomplish.
My thoughts of a method are as such:
1 coat of white paint.
Very very thin wash (either black or brown depending on what color you want to shade). I mean thin. You just want a very slight color different mainly in the folds of the cloak or recesses of what you are painting. The GW glazes are great for this but they must be watered down.
Touch up highlight with white again to "fix" any areas that you don't want tinted.
This should be a basic 3 step process that should produce a decent looking quick quality... Perhaps with further info I can come up with an alternative.
Well I've been priming black because the bulk of the the models I'm painting at the moment (spearmen) are armour although the models that are giving me trouble are a load of archers
(should point out these are the older spearmen and archers from around 4th edition, not the current models)
I'm not worrying about shading or anything right now - I'm happy leaving them plain white if it means I get units finished sooner
Games Workshop do actually produce a Foundation white. However it is only available in the Hobby Starter Set; https://www.games-workshop.com/gws/c...tCatGameStyle=
I think this is highly inconvenient though as I would prefer not to fork out 30 pounds for, effectively, one pot of paint. =/
I will add that Astronomican Grey is a pretty good base coat for layering white over and it's how I always do it now.
You could also consider painting the white over a layer Dheneb Stone, which is quite close to white really, but covers really well.
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Well I managed to leave work a few minutes early to get into the nearby GW before I had to catch my train so I bought a pot of astronomicon to try
I would recommend priming white if you are painting large areas of white. One thing you can do is to take a watered down black ink and go over the areas you don't want white. The black ink will sink into the recesses and help get rid of unsightly white areas that are hard to reach...