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I was having trouble with highlighting the spaces between the armour plates with chaos black for my firewarriors and my xv8 crisis suits from the warhammer 40k miniture game. I was thinking of using a very fine tipped fineliner to draw in these lines. Also my army is panted with a chaos black undercoat and the armour plates are painted codex grey, do you guys think i should highlight the grey armour plates with bleached bone or skull white are any suggestions?
Hey there... Okay as for the black inbetween the plates, use black ink to do that mixed with dishwashing liquid or a bit of varnish. As for highlighting, use a lighter shade of grey. If it is already a really light shade of grey like Codex grey, I would suggest mixing it with white or just highlighting with white (maybe watered down a tiny bit)... Other than that what I normally do when painting new troops is paint my first one to experiment and get used to the techniques and shading I need for the rest of them... If I'm satisfied I get to production lines, If not, I experiment a tiny bit more and if that fails I come to the painting forum.
So I hope my advice helped... if not, experiment more...
I am not quite sure what you are referring to when you were talking about highlighting the recessess in black. I am guessing you were just saying it was hard to keep it clean while painting the recesses in the armor? If so then using a pigma pen could do the trick. The downside to the pens are - sometimes they don't reach the tight areas of the model. A fine brush will usually do the trick. My suggestion would be to either use the pen or brush and paint the recesses first and then go back and "clean up" any overspill on to your armor plates.
If you were to use a pen - I would suggest a Micron Pigma Pen .005 in size. They work great.
As for adding bone to grey for highlights - I wouldn't do it. The bone has more of a brown color. You are better off adding white to the grey or using a lighter shade of grey if you have it.
Small art pens work (although some might considder cheating) But i like the finish on a black ink wash.
Why would some consider the use of an acrylic art pen to be cheating? The tools are out there for a reason no?Originally Posted by Harugh the Horder