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So my Sisters used to be from the Order of the Ebon Chalice (Black armor, White robes, Boltgun metal weapons), and I've decided to change their appearance, going to the Order of the Bloody Rose (Red armor, Black robes, Black weapon (lower receiver) and Boltgun metal weapon (upper receiver, magazine access port)). Well that works very well for the figures, however, I'm at an impasse of sorts with the vehicles. I've based the majority of my Exorcist with a couple of layers of red so it is smooth and solid throughout the main body (some frill, the emblem on the side access and the upper cupola mounting are black so I can apply some gold filigree paintwork later). and my problem is this:
Is it common to apply a wash to darken the recessed areas? (NOTE: my vehicles have always ever been black, so "shading" was never an issue!) If so, would i have to to go back and "bring up" the flats to the original base color?
Do you directly paint in the shaded areas?
(I'll also be looking for examples of painted Blood Angels vehicles so I can make my decision based on what i see and what really catches my eye)
Nothing? No one paints vehicles?
Last edited by Thom1111; February 22nd, 2010 at 20:43. Reason: found a typo
Washes are a great way to shade, and very simple. Especially if you are doing a large surface area, such as a tank. You can wash the entire area, it would shade it all, but bear in mind that washes tend to run towards the recesses on a miniature. If you go about it this way, it is most likely that you would need to reapply the basecoat shade once more to remove the darker tone of the wash. Alternatively, you could be more selective in your placement. If you are careful you should be able to apply the wash only to the recesses, thus eliminating the need to basecoat everywhere once more (aside from touch ups).
So, either way is a possibility. Its down to preference and what you are painting, I find.