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    I'm starting an Imperial Fist army for Xmas. I'm not used to painting yellow so is there anyone who knows how to paint these guys well. Thanks

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    OK basic "how to":
    (firstly the complicated and time consuming way)

    1. Under coat white

    2. Base coat yellow (thin it a little)

    3. wash with yellow ink or even orange ink

    4. re apply a yellow basecoat

    5. by blending skull white with your yellow, use layering/feathering techniques to highlight progressively up to skull white

    6. apply a further, very thin yellow ink wash

    7. re apply any final skull white highlights


    Now, that needs you to layer or feather, if you arent very good at this, and you are simply painting troops then:

    Do steps 1 through 4
    then apply single, thin, white lines to highlight
    then do steps 6 and 7

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    I've only painted a single Imperial Fist, and not really a lot of yellow on other models either, but this is how I do it:
    White undercoat
    Yellow basecoat
    Orange wash, I use watered down orange paint since my orange covers very badly anyway.
    Yellow highlight
    Another yellow highlight with a lighter yellow, or yellow with a tiny bit of white in it.

    And that's it. It gives a pretty good yellow with orange in the recessess as shading.
    You could also use orange as your basecoat and highlight it up to yellow from there.
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    Thanks that works great!
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    I kinda like this, and its kind of easy

    - Undercoat White
    - Basecoat of Golden Yellow
    - Wash with Yellow ink and a drop of Flesh Wash
    - Drybrush with Golden Yellow
    - Highlight with Bad Moon Yellow
    - Then highlight the Bad Moon Yellow with some white (optional, but i would)

    Thats how i would paint my Imperial Fists
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    Yellow's a pretty hard colour to do.

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    Does anyone knew how to do it on a black undercoat?
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    Why would you want to do that?...
    I suppose you could paint over the black with a light brown first and then go all the way up to yellow, but why?
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    Never paint yellow on a black undercoat... You should use the technique DranZer described.. and perhaps finish off with some watered down Black Ink carefully painted into the crevasses of the mini...
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    i would be more inclined to use chestnut wash instead of black ink, its a little more forgiving.

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