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    When painting Ultramarines, which is the better color to undercoat with?

    Im painting two squads for a friend who is getting into the game, but my own SMurfs are largely black (simple enough paintjob, based around the iron hands).

    In past when I painted Ultramarines (and I mean the distant past) I always found that the Ultramarines blue would 'streak'; ie I could see through in places to the undercoat (or sometimes plastic) below.

    Can anyone recommend a particular type of undercoat, and/or painting technique suitable for the Ultramarines?

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    I use a black spray primer, then a couple of thin coats of UM blue
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    It really doesn&#39;t matter which undercoat color you use. It matters whether you like to start off dark and layer up to light (black primer) or start light, paint base colors and wash to darken (white primer).

    Black Primer (actually a lighter finish than the white primer below)


    White Primer



    If your paint is looking streaky you probably need to thin your paint and use multiple coats to get an even color. For example, even though they are a different color, my Space Wolves first coat of paint over white primer shows lots of uneveness. Concentrate on smooth coverage and not even coloration.


    Once they receive multiple coats of paint, are washed and highlighted, there is no uneveness left. But with several coats of paint, if your paint isn&#39;t thinned then it would be all lumpy. Also, make sure you let each coat of paint completely dry before adding another. Here&#39;s the finished base color:

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    Wow, that was really impressive, thankyou.

    Did you paint those Ultramarines yourself?
    Also, with regards to washing, say I have applied the multiple lighter/thinner coats as you recommend, what do I then wash with, and at what dilution? Ie blue ink 50/50?

    I havent had alot of experience with Inks, and am never sure if I should dilute them and if so, by how much.

    Also what is a technique you can recommend when washing?
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    Hes wolf of course he does great.

    Death to wolf and is better than me painting... accualy my painting is real good now, you should see some of my skaven, my camo on my gutter runner is pretty nice and there painting is coming along nicely.

    Now to the point remember that what ever style you choose to do.. well now my saying has no point thanks to wolf&#33; Once again my plans have been spoiled&#33; DAMN YOU WOLF&#33;

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    Oooookk.....

    Thats what I get for posting this late at night.
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    Originally posted by Mercutio_Lupin+Oct 4 2004, 20:31--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mercutio_Lupin &#064; Oct 4 2004, 20:31)</div><div class='quotemain'>Did you paint those Ultramarines yourself?
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    Yes I did.

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    Also, with regards to washing, say I have applied the multiple lighter/thinner coats as you recommend, what do I then wash with, and at what dilution? Ie blue ink 50/50?
    Also what is a technique you can recommend when washing?
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    Here&#39;s a link to my speed painting workshop. The first section is all about thinners for paint and inks. It also talks a bit about techniques for glazes and washes.
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