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    When the new codex comes out I am going to start a Marine army.

    My colour scheme I have decided (after playing with colours on DoW) will be a base of Midnight blue with Shining Gold trim.

    To add some easy detai/shading I am going to inkwash the model before adding trim. Which ink colour from the GW range would be best suited to this dark blue?

    PS; I know this is close to the New UM scheme but I thought of it first......Honest


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    blue or black would work for me. a nice light black wash can really pull out the detail in the models. Then you can follor up with a light drybrushing of your final blue color to clean up the armor after the wash.
    Black ink over any matallic looks good to me.
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    :ph34r: actully i think a black ink would be the best for a midnight blue colour scheme :ph34r:

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    Actually, midnight blue on Black undercoat will look... purpleish

    So being dark anyway, i wouldn&#39;t put and ink on midnight blue. Just highlight with regal blue...

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    paint over a white under coat and mix black and blue inks :blink:
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    OK maybe I am missinterpreting here but you seem to be wanting slightly darker than ultramarines right? well basically it is already in existance in nightlords, the way I paint my NL, excluding the lightening and the gold, is as follows:

    1. undercoat black
    2. realy heavy drybrush of midnight blue
    3. highlight through ultramarine blue into the lighter blues and white.
    4. ink wash - and this is your Q, I dont use GW inks, most art shops stock artist inks, I use cobalt blue
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    i&#39;m with this guy here, the GW paint range is massively overpriced. I use Windsor & Newton and Grumbacher acrylics, sometimes Vallejo, and three different brands of artists inks.

    i&#39;d start with a black undercoat, do a medium grey drybrush layer, mainly as a guide, then a white drybrush layer over that, then work through 3-5 glaze layers up to the full blue you want, then highlight from there. they grey and white will pick up the glazes, and give you a nice gradiation for pretty minimal work, as long as you don&#39;t slop them all over the model -- this will result in a darker paintjob though, it&#39;s technically the totally wrong way to do it (light over dark), but it works if you have the time

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