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    I finished my squad of Guardsmen a little wile ago a saw that when i paint some areas are different shades that others, even though i used the same color. How do i get a solid color.


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    Sounds to me like you have varying thicknesses to your paints. Did you paint some bits with watered down paint and other bits straight from the paint pot? I'd recommend going over the lighter shades with some more watered down paint until the intensity starts to even out.
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    As stated above go over with more layers. It is best to use thin paints and use multiple layers rather than 1 thick coat. Also some colors are more naturally translucent than others. Those definitly take more than 1 coat.

    Also if you are starting out with a dark primer such as black - take a lighter color or even white and paint that down under the areas that aren't covering very well first and then put the color down. That will help with an even look to the paint.

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    Originally posted by Wookie@Feb 14 2005, 074
    Sounds to me like you have varying thicknesses to your paints. Did you paint some bits with watered down paint and other bits straight from the paint pot? I'd recommend going over the lighter shades with some more watered down paint until the intensity starts to even out.
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