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Basically I've already got some Ultramarines and for future army lists I want to run Ultramarines and imperial fists (call it a joint strike force) - I already have a rhino painted up in Imperial fists colours of eBay, so despite my reservations there really is no going back now (as I had considered "easier" chapters, such as Blood Angels, Dark Angels or Crimson Fists).
I particularly like this scheme
Any suggestions on how to paint yellow from a black undercoat would be greatly appreciated, if possible I'd also like them to be relatively quick too.
Last edited by Blackadder; January 13th, 2012 at 09:46.
Find the plonker who suggested a black undercoat and shoot him for suggesting such a daft makework idea.
1. Prime spray white.
2. Two thin coats of golden yellow preferably applied with a spraygun or airbrush over the whole model.
3. Drybrush whole model lightly with sunburst or badmoon yellow to catch the edges.
4. Watered down sepia wash in one or two coats to taste. (could doo step 3 after the wash)
5. Paint all other details.
If you want really fast method then:
1. Prime white.
2. Army Painter spray daemonic yellow.
3. Paint other colours.
4. Brush on Army painter light tone dip.
5. Apply Decals & Basing.
6. Spray matt varnish.
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That plonker would happen to be me :p As I sprayed 'em before deciding to go with Fists. I still have a squad that isn't primed black yet though, so white is a possibility, I just think it'll come out really bright, when what I'm after is a gritty, dirty look, as if they're in the middle of battle or something.
Anyway, Quick 'n Dirty: Imperial Fists Tactical Marine - YouTube I was thinking of giving this thing a go again. Basically all you do is spray Demonic Yellow and then wash with Gryphonne Sepia (at least for the armour, but that's the bit I'm interested in, doing a full squad of ultras and a couple of captain has taught me everything else I need regarding lenses and so on).
I do have another question though... still regarding spray. While it won't be a problem to spray the non-primed guys with demonic yellow, what about the guys I have already sprayed black? Do you think that will kill the detail on them?
i suggest a grey prime... it'll keep the colors from popping like with a white basecoat
I'm a big fan of black or grey undercoats as well. If you want to keep it dark & grimey, why not work your way up from a leathery brown?
You'll need a high-pigment base coat to provide a coat for the yellow over the black, brown seems the best way to go, maybe even a GW foundation brown, mixed with some yellow. Then a few coats of the yellow you want, an inking and some drybrushing for highlights, maybe followed with a sepia wash again?
That would me somewhat like the technique I used on my Blood angels, also over a black undercoat.
I've painted all of my yellows from a black undercoat I start with tausept ochre then use iyanden darksun after that a Declan mud wash and another coat of darksun.
For the final highlight layers I use darksun golden yellow and occasionally a lighter yellow or a bit of white using 75:25 50:50 and 25:75 at each stage. It sounds like a lot but can be very quick especially if you cut down to 50:50 on the highlight mixes.
It leaves a smooth colour this way as well as keeping it slightly darker with the option of making it bright by larger amounts of white in highlighting.