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I'm following a guide in the latest White Dwarf on how to paint the space hulk models and one of the stages tells you to wash the area with a 1.1 mix of Badab Black and Chaos Black. So do you just paint that mix on or do you water it down into a wash and then do it? Seems stupid but I can't work it out. Cheers
From the sound of it, you'd want to add a little water to the mix regardless. If they're applying it over a basecoated area I'd say not a lot of water, as it's probably intended to cover the area.
If they're applying it over a different coloured section (red for example) I'd suspect more water would be called for, as it would then be intended just to shade the main colour.
Unfortunately I don't have access to the article and am only guessing. Maybe someone out there has a better idea than I?
As it says wash, you need to water it down. The black paint will add a stronger black look to the wash, some water and you'll be able to use it akin to a wash. The wash just helps it flow a bit better.
Not to hijack, but really quick: If you're using regular old black paint anyway, why even bother with the Badab Black? Why not just water down some Chaos Black and use that?
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I would have believed the chaos black was to thicken the wash somehow.
Without any sources, I always thought that badab black was the equivalent of chaos black with a specific thin-formula that was better than water and chaos black. But if others here say that the pigments in the badab black is lighter than chaos black, I cannot contest that with any gw reference.
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