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I have run into a dilemma. My original tyranid paint scheme involved using a the kyrlon brand flat black primer. After which I would dry brush the chitin with various layers of whites and gray's, And lightly dry brush silver over the krylon to give it that glossy alien look, without the gloss and then detail and finish. Simple quick scheme that looked decent.
Fast forward 5 years, And im not so keen on the paint scheme anymore. Ubfortunatly a vast number of my horde are all primered already with the krylon.
I recently picked up the new gw wash line. I am very pleased with the results they have produced on one of my white primer'd models. However I know I cannot get the same results on the black primer.
Instead of wasting precious washes to experiment on what will stand out on the black I was wondering if anyone had an experience with what colors I can overlay on the black that will stand out enough without needing excessivly thick coats? Maybe a thin gray base on the chitin to stick the wash to?
I had considered primering over the krylon, Unfortunatley it is a relativly thick primer and adding anything over it would most likely blot out any semblance of detail and a few hundred nids is alot to try and strip down.
Moral here is prime things in small batches not all at once.
Any advice is appreciated, Thank you.
You could always strip the primer off maybe. Simple Green(US), Dettol (UK) or similar should do the trick.
My experience has been that the washes don't show up well on black, or any dark color for that matter, at all. If you want a lighter color scheme, doing it over black, even with foundation paints, is gonna be a tough battle. I'd try stripping it. Take one or two and try the methods outlined in the tutorials on LO, and when you've found a good way to do it, just strip and re-prime. You'll be saner in the end, I think