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I have kasrkins and want to paint them white and black, like star wars stormtroopers. Anyways, how can I get a good shading effect with white? I tried to use black ink, but it sorta made the white black aswell as the recesses'. Any advice?
Start off with Codex Grey and build up with Fortress Grey and finally Skull White... Make sure you leave the recesses the grey colours to provide the shading... Never ink white.. it simply doesn't work..
Good advice from Bobahat. Remember you are not shading white you are highlighting grey.
boba --> aren't you meaning fortress grey and then codex and skull? as far as i know, codex' a fairly light grey, or am i completely off track?
Last edited by me_meza; September 27th, 2005 at 07:56. Reason: typos
aaah! someone shoot me! or hang me! guess i'm a little too busy.. i was thinking about shadow grey, which is darker than codex, right? guess i think faster than i read..
Or, for a little lighter shade, you can base with fortress and then wash with VERY thin black ink, and highlight up with fortress and finally skull white.
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Alternatively, if you want to achieve a "cold", clean look, use Ice Blue. I did that once, and turned out allright. For a "warm" look on the other hand, Bubonic Brown might be a good try. Remember to keep the shade colors white-dominates (I've been using 1/3 and 1/7 mixes, color/white and I feel like the 1/3 was not enough white actually).
Damn it. I spent ages trying to paint all my guys white! Now I have to paint over it with grey. One problem I can see. What if you make a mistake? How would you fix it?
When you said to build up with the three colours, what do you mean exactley? Is it paint one on top of the other, or is it drybrushing or what?
Painting... Paint ithem up but remember not to cover the precedeing colour completely... leave the darker colour a tiny area in the recesses to provide shading...
Alternatively, you could paint up the grey colours and give it a few light drybrusses with white...