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My Tau troops are goin with the storm trooper look, White armor on black cloth, and I've been wondering. What is the best way? I've tried 3 Methods. Black Prime and then White on armor, came out messy. Then I tried Whte prime and painting the black, came out too...odd...And now i'm going to try an experiment of Black Prime, Fortress Gray and then White on the Gray.
Also I hear doing light black prime followed by white prime removes the chipped look. Is this true?
(And Yes I know I think I asked about this before but i'm forgetful...)
well, there are lots of way to paint white. my favourite one is:
1. prime the model ( i usually use zenithal basecoating)
2. paint the areas that are going to be white with a mixture of vomit brown with a drop of regal blue added
3. i gradually add bleached bone until I`m painting with pure bleached bone
4. skull white is used for the last highlights
this will leave you with not very clean and shiny, but very natural looking white.
if you`re going for cleaner, "artificial" look try shadow grey, space wolves grey, skull white
Don't start with black in the first place. Much easier to do the black in the gaps than it is to cover black with white.
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Completely true. A white base coat, then paint the cloth black and then use a fine art pen to thin line the armour plates. A sterile, surgical white (shaded with blue/grey rather than natural tones) tends to look the most daunting on troops. Maybe that's why the empire liked them...Originally Posted by CBrate
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
I personally hate white base coating, but that's just me and not an affront to any other painters out there. I just rather the darker effect it gives to the whole model.
I also believe that if you want a brighter colour, just throw in a base coat of a slightly darker (but same 'colour' eg. light blue then put a mid blue down first.) colour.
For example, for a pure "blue" white I use space wolves grey over the black undercoat making sure you get good coverage (watering down the paint and doing multiple coats can help this)
Then paint on succeeding layers of this SW grey adding skull white to the mix to build up highlights.
Hope you can understand that and it helps...
Yeah, one of my problems is that I do not have steady enough hands to paint in between, nor do I have thin enough brushes (Need like a nose hair brush...)
If I paint white I undercoat it with gray and then basecoat it with enchanted blue it turns out nice clean but not too clean.
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