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My question is how do you paint white or do you know of a good white paint the reason im asking is i am doing a white plated necron army with chaos black joints but the skull white citadel paint does not go on well and it tends to bulk up in places and ends up looking bumpy and bad. So i need an alternative any suggestions will be gladly accepted.
ive had this problem too. the answer is multiple coats of white paint.
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I have tried that but it looks really chalky.
Basecoat them with Skull White spray. It'll take, like, 10 minutes for a whole army.
If you don't want to do that, water down the Skull White paint so it's about the same thickness as creme or homo milk, then paint on several thin coats.
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Yes you definitely want to thin your paints. Usually the uneven build up you get is due to paint being too thick and drying up before it is fully covered on the figure. Whites tend to cover worse than other colors so several coats are usually needed. If you are trying to shade - you could start with a light grey and highlight up to white by mixing the grey with the white in more and more quantities of white until you reach a pure white.
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Go with the light grey idea. I find Fortress Grey covers black almost as well as Codex Grey.
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Yes do a coat of fortress grey and then do multiple thin coats of skull white until you get a nice smooth coat of white.Yes it takes abit of time and is a pain in the ass but its the only way.
Okay now lets say i want to do a ceramic look to it with space wolves grey like the codex its just highlighted if thats the right word? how would i go about doing that.
Decide how you are going to paint the figures, proceed to do so and the coat the finished paint job with a matt varnish.Originally Posted by Commissar
Matt varnish is never quite 'Matt' and leave a slight sheen, which looks very ceramic. You could use a gloss varnish if preferred, but I think it simply makes models look too shiny.
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