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ok here my problem, i started painting my chimera with desert yellow, and wow its either really waterd down or just not working with me at all. I spray primerd it white, and its looked good. But now it still shows the white thruw the deser yellow, im sorrie its hard to explain, but already im starting to loose some detail and wondering if i should put 2-3 more coats to get the color i want, but then i will loose the detail, anyone have any ideas? sorrie this doesn't make much sense, i just don't know how to word it right..
Watered down is the way to go, but you need several coats to get any coverage.
If you're loosing detail after so few coats, you're not watered down enough.
Try black primer if it's too light.
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a series of thin coats rather than a single thick coat is always much better, dont worry if the primer shows through the first coat, it should.
Also, try painting your yellow over a light brown undercoat such as tan or snakebite leather, it gives good coverage for yellow
I used spray to paint my tanks. I also don't like waiting 2 days to start doing detail to my tanks. I painted blood angels tanks, but tanks are tanks...
primed blood red
inked red 5 times
danced a jigg
took a couple hours but worked good.
I'm sure you can find a tan colored spray, and ink the tank black, flesh wash, yellow or something. Hight light the edges, some detailing and done.
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Yes I've found that Desert Yellow is one of the pain in the @ss paints that suck BOTH over as black and white primer. Try to paint several layers af the yellow then ink in the crevases with flesh wash. Don't forget to do a small spot of flesh wash on the rivets too.Kiddies this is the product of staying up too lateDon't forbet to do a snall sot of fish wash
Testors makes a good desert yellow spray. You can get either german, desert storm and I think they make a british desert color. Base coat your armor with this then drybrush the GW desert yellow over it.
Then if you want weathered, a thin black wash looks pretty good over all this.
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It makes it a lot easier to pick out the details & shadow.
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If you're going to be doing a lot of tanks, you should really invest in an air brush. Coverage is great, and even hard to work with colors like yellow or white can look great.
Of course, if this is the only tank you're going to be painting for the forseeable future, don't bother.
i try'ed watering it down, but the water kinda makes bubbles or drops type things in the crevisives(sp?) then dry's like that, but on my guys it works great so i dunno. and does anyone know about how much it cost for a airbrush oO also wouldn't putting flesh wash on it make it a total different color?
OK Desert Yellow:
My IG and my deathwing use this for base coat.
Fistly if watering it down makes bubbles - you are doing it wrong, watering it down is adding water, bubbles are air, if you are getting bubbles you are moving your brush or what you are stirring with too quickly.
A decent airbrush will set you back 50-60 points, you can get cheaper ones, but I would get a decent one (note this is decent not expensive). You will also ned to decide if you want to use cans of compressed air at about 6 quid a time or invest over a hundred in a compressor. Presonnaly I use the cans.
I have chimeras painted as you are describing, so here is how it is done:
1. undercoat white (dpray
2. basecoat desert yellow,in my case with an airbrush, but I would water it down if I didnt have one, I would probably use a wet pallet
3. wash with watered down ink, either flesh wash or chestnut ink
4. paint over the pannels with watered down desert yellow (repeat, using a brush and a wet pallet) usually at least 3 coats
5 highlight with blends of bleached bone and desert yellow
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