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Hey I was inspired to start a fresh new SM army in the chapter colors to something of the Imperial fists, I just love the yellow/orange look on them.
I roughly have every color availible by GW paints, only thing, I dont know what to paint on first, next, last etc.. Im an OK painter, but I have never worked with any bright colors before..
Im basically looking for any tips, paint orders, or anything dealing with the color scheme, to whatever xD
Some dude at my local hobbyclub told he saw some other dude with Imperial fists.
That other dude painted his yellow with Elf flesh with Yellow Ink washes over it.
He said it looked really cool and even.
(haven't seen it myself, so you'd better test it on some left-over piece of crap)
That's all I can say about it, I never painted a yellow model.
I only painted small icons yellow, I did those like this:
Bubonic brown basecoat
Golden Yellow layer
Chaos does not need explaining! guess what? Chaos cannot be explained!Originally Posted by BobaHat
common sense tells me to prime with black or brown of some sort, then use a LOT of yellows to get an even coat. then you pick out the detail with white/yellow mixes, and wash over with brown inks, for it looks better when combined with yellow than black ink with yellow
I'll go out on a wild goose chase here if you don't mind.
Zenarion, your common sense is WAY off... The best way to paint Imperial Fists is to undercoat the whole mini in white and then provide a nice base coat of Golden Yellow. Next fill in the 'cracks' of the armour with slightly watered down Flesh Wash (or Yellow Ink, but I find that the reddish-brown feel of Flesh Wash works better with yellow but of course that's really your choice). The areas that will not be yellow should be re-primed carefully with black. Also, make sure you remember all the non-armour areas (knee joints, elbow joints etc) when re-priming as they are easy to forget.
Give the whole mini a very light wash of watered down Flesh Wash. When this is completely dry, retouch the yellow with Golden Yellow (and if you want that extra shine use Sunburst Yellow or Bad Moon Yellow for hightlights).
A cool eye colour for Imperial Fists is Goblin Green with a dot of Scorpion Green..
the way i painted my imperial fists before i sold them is to spray white, then use 2 parts yellow ink to 1 part red, and it goes sought of oranagey in the recesses and flat even yellow on the flat parts. or you could do it the long way, go from black to brown to yellow.
hope i helped.
how do you torture a necron?
slowly download windows 95 on to it.
Armies- 6000pts of chaos marines 1000pts necrons.
When I painted a couple of Saurus and House Escher yellow, I first begun with a white primer. Then several washes of fiery orange untill I got the result I wanted, followed by several thin coats of golden yellow.
Found this on eBay, might inspire you
Last edited by Da Mighty Camel; November 20th, 2005 at 14:37.
My Banshees are painted Yellow, and my support wepon crew.
NEVER use black couting for yellow. :yes:
First White couting
Painted Sunburst Yellow
Flesh Wash (thinned with water)
Higlighted yellow + White
The crew men are painted the same but I used orange ink insted of flesh wash.
I guess I am a cheater! Any time I am doing yellows over large areas, I prime in white and then airbrush golden yellow over it. I thin it down with 70% alcohol and water (about 50/50 H2O to Alcohol, then add paint). I start out around 1:1 with the paint to thinner mix & adjust as needed to achieve my desired color. Light even coats can be easily built up to a rich golden color quickly using this method. Then brush on your highlights/washes, paint the guns, pouches, etc. and BAM!!! I also usually try to use an opposing color for the lenses on helmets (exp. yellow/purple, orange/blue, red/green). It usually makes them stand out a bit more.Originally Posted by Murekhalir
Hope this helps!
If you have any questions about this technique, feel free to e-mail me!
My friend does it like this. He first sprays the whole model with a thin layer of skull white, and then another thin layer of yellow (I think it's bad moon... can't remember). Then he uses yellow ink on all the areas that are supposed to be yellow, and then paints the rest of the model in the usual sense. It looks pretty good and easy.
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