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So yesterday I bought some horrors and the tzneetch greater deamon. These guys are gonna be my summer project (1 week left of school, woopie!) My local hobby store clerk told me that this combination would work good...
Black Primer - Ultramarines Blue - Ice Blue - 25% Ice blue 75% bone white highlighting on highest surfaces
It sounds pretty good but I was wondering if you guys have any tips for ice?
Why use black primer? Grey or white primers exist out there.
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Well why should I use white primer? I guess black would give my deamons some shading. I'm not really sure the effect primer gives.
Take a mini primed in black and a mini primed in white and then paint Ultrasmurf Blue over it and you'll definitely see a huge difference! Paint on black primer is dark and muted while the paint on a white primed mini will be more colorful and bright. Maybe you wanna go dark colors (if so prime black) or more vibrant colors (if so prime white)...Your call, but just remember the color of your primer makes a big difference to what you paint over it.
Unless you're planning to drybrush your colors over a black primed mini (which is good) I would go with white primer (again, IMO.) If you want to add shading to a color apply a darker wash.
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This is a little time consuming, and works better on textured models, it could work on your deamons. Over a black undercoat, paint a light blus basecoat. Drybrush with white. Now water down some Midknight blue so it becomes an ink. Wash this all over the model and wait to dry. Drybrush another layer of white onto this. Now make another ink wash, this time more purply, but more blue than red. After this drybrush with light blue, followed by white again. Now once thats dry, coat it with gloss varnish. This takes ages to dry, but gives it a very bright blue colour, but deep and shiney. Over this, do a final drybrush of white, which tons out the bright blue, and makes it look as though the surface of the ice has been snowed on a bit. I'll get a pic up of the model i did this to if you like.
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i always use black primers.
At the GW i go to even there 'Gandalf the White' was painted with a black primer. Those places that are impossible to reach by brush can be hit by black primers and turned into shadowed areas.
Anyway, good luck. Try to drybrush loads of layers of blues. That is if your painting crazy...
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Hey the ice blue look is a great idea it turned out really well on my horrors, if i can get a good picture of mine i will post it up but my camera's pretty crap.
This is the method i used to paint them, no drybrushing though, all hand highlighted - took ages but turned out fairly well. Anyway this is what i used, give it a shot if you like it.
Horrors of chaos - Undercoat regal blue, highlight with mixes of regal blue and lightning blue (50/50, 33/66, 10/90 - regal/lightning) then lightning blue and bleached bone as needed (70/30, 50/50 - lightning/bleached).
Claws/horns etc - Undercoat bestial brown, 50/50 mix of bestial brown and bleached bone, bleached bone
Good luck, by the way if you use a dark colour as the base (ie regal blue) then black primer works fine, i use it on all my models unless the models have a really light base colour
Last edited by Machonacho; June 16th, 2005 at 05:05.