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Hey, When i recieved my tau i was hoping to go for the "Oreo Tau" look that I call it, and by that i mean main color White with the black clothe. Now I wasnt sure of my color originally so i primed them all Black, and painted some white. Now it looks really dirty and more grayish. So i was wondering. Is it possible for me to Reprime it White? Or would it ruin the look of it?
I havent bought white prime yet so i still have time before I spend my money.
(Oh PS, my friend asked me how do you prime metallics? If anyone knows mind telling me please?)
Thanks for your help
i always prime black, so if i paint white i first paint the fig codex grey where i want white. this is a good neutral color. then paint white, it should be easier, you may need two layers, i usually do.
Well if you spray white primer over the black the paint will be extremly thick and you will loose a tremendous amount of detail.So you shouldnt do that for this squad.Next time buy the white primer and spray them white but for this time your best bet would be to paint the parts that you want to be white in a grey colour,fortress grey is the best,and then after you have painted on the grey then do one or two or even three thin coats of white until you get a nice smooth colour that your happy with.
Here is something else you can try in the future:
I prime my figures white and then take a black ink dilluted just a bit with water and wash the surface with the black ink. This helps define all of the little details on the figure and isn't as dark as a full black primer.
As already stated - take a mid tone color such as the grey (or even a lighter brown) and paint that first. Depending on your goals - if you want to spend the time it would probably be best to use several thin coats of paint and start with a darker grey, medium grey, light grey, then your white. If you use brown then you would do the same with the brown - dark, medium, light, white). This will build a very rich transition of color that you won't get between 2 colors. Now if you are painting for speed this option is obviously too lengthy.
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I once started a thread here (Painting White) about painting white, you may find some helpful tips here
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