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I have a bunch of Eldar Guardians and an Eldar Jetbike. I primed the hood of the bike white (1 coat) then proceded to make it Blood Red. To make it look more full, I put like 3 coats on it every time it dried. Is this wrong? How do I get my models to look like the good ones where you see no paintbrush-lines and no paint globs and everything?
One idea is to water down the brush just alittle and let it glide over the place where you want to paint.
You only get brush strokes lines if you press and pushes down the brush on the model and you get paint-blobs if you use to much colour
You'd be better off starting from black undercoat and then Red Gore, Blood Red, Blood Red / Bad Moon Yellow 1/1 mix. You need to apply one layer at a time, and you try do do several at a time, that's your problem. With properly thinned paint and properly thin coats, the paint will dry in mere minutes after application. That answers the question, I think.
If you think the hood is that bad, strip it and paint again.
I don't recommend a black undercoat, you should be able to paint red better over white. The most important thing is to thin your paint. I take some water on the brush, then some paint and then I mix it on the newspaper covering my table. Some people use pallettes or ceramic tiles and so on, but I find that newspaper is good enough.
i recomend you do an undercoad releated to your main color. or if you are painting light colours use whiter or if ur using dark colours use black.
If it ain't broke, break it
My paint scheme for my army will be Black (main) dark red/blood red (helmet/shoulders/etc). I primed the hood white because I didn't have any black... will Blood Red be darker if I paint it over black than if I painted it over white? Or will it be the same.
If you want some deep red color, then go for black undercoat, several thin coats of Red Gore and then highlight it with Blood Red (also several thin coats).
i only have blood red, i wont get gore red
Why not? It's a very useful paint, you know.
If you simply can't afford it, then as an ad-hoc substitute use Chaos Black/Blood Red mix. Just don't try telling me that you don't have Chaos Black either...
I think I can afford a $2.50 cup of paint. I already have red and its a waste to drive to the hobby store to get a different shade of it.
And I got lotsa black for my models