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I have a question about this paint every time i use it the chaos black undercoat shows through! and plus it really pasty kind of it like painting with cake icing please help me!
its a simple fix mate-sray black, then paint the area you want to be red with white first.
the white creates a lighter erea, so when you put the red on, its a much stronger colour.
if the black still shows through 1 coat of white then red, try tow coats of watered down white first (let the first coat dry before putting the second one on.
as a general rules, if you under coat black, you should ogf over the modle before you paint it, adding white to any areas that will be a bright colour, flesh, etc etc
edit- i just noticed the word "pasty", this also has a simple solution, get a pot of clean water (DONT use you paintbrush cleaning water), and a ceramic plate of some kind, like a saucer.
dont paint stright from the pot, get the paint you need and put it on the saucer, then mix in clean water untill it is runny, about 3 drops of paint to one drop of water is probably right, make sure that the paint flows on and off the brush, then, with your watered down paint, paint te modle, you wil probable find that you dont get perfect coverage with runyn paints, do do two coats (waiting for the first coat to dry) of the runny paint and you wont have the "paste" problem any more.
Last edited by Anvils Hammer; April 8th, 2005 at 12:59.
There is a different way to do it, As I have never tried ading a white layer on black prime base.
Start 1 -2 light layers of scab red
then add 1-2 light layers of red gore
Then add in the Blood Red.
This is rather a time consuming way to do it, but it seems apparent that it is the only way to make red seem 'OK'.
Going to the next level.. add a little line of some sort of orange to give a little 'highlight' in the area
murekalir does your way make the red darker because i want it to be dark for my khorne beserkers and how long will it take to to 15 because i only want to undercoat for 7 hours max and melta i dont want ferkin light areas (sorry) but im painting khorne beserkers. anyone else got aquick good way to paint khorne beserkers
First off quick is relative. This usually comes from practice. The more you do the tricks you will learn to shave time. As for another alternative to getting the red to show through a black primer:
Try painting on a coat of a medium brown (not too dark and not too light). This will keep the red darker but still allow it to show better.
As for thinning your paints - I can't stress how important this is. If you want a smooth looking figure you will find that several coats of thin paint will look much better than a single thick coat. Of course you will end up sacrificing time but to me that is worth it.
try medium brown ive tried chaos black and it didnt work and when i use blood red it looks organgy and it dosnt look like it dose on the box am i allowed to paint my world eaters red gore?
You can paint them green if you want! There aren't any hard and fast rules to what you "have" to paint your figures. Some paints are more translucent than others. You may have to go back and apply a few coats to get an opaque red. If the blood red is too bright I would go the next red down.
so your certian i can paint my world eater army red gore!!!!!
thank you im so happy!!!!