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Which colour should I go for as an undercoat? I'm thinking Chaos Black at the moment. Is it advisable to mix the paint with a little bit of water before starting or shall I just go ahead with the paint?
Any help would be appreciated.
I normally always undercoat in black regardless of the color of the unit in question. The reason for this is because if i miss the occasional spot then it will not be anywhere near as obvious as it would be if it was white underneath.
If you are using bright colors then you will need a few coats to really get the brightness out, but a few thin coats are normally needed anyway to get a nice smooth surface.
Oh okay. That makes sense now. I might just go and paint my jetbike...
Unless you are planning some very bright, colorful stuff, go with black. And yes, thin the paint. Thick undercoat is a straight road to ruining the model.
Ah, okay. I have painted my models so far with just a brush... would you think it easier if I were to use spray paint?
It is much easier to do a large batch of models together and spray them all at once.However , be warned, if you spray to close to the models or apply to many coats you will ruin your models, and remember to do it on a chunk of card outside or in a garage with the door open. you dont want to inhale those fumes.
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Spray painting is faster:
If you decide to do this you realize you wont be able to paint chaos black over the
model sheets that come attatched to the casting frames. If you spray paint it will
go faster but you wont be able to mix your painting colors up from black.
However if you paint by tank brush (extremly large gw basecoat brush) you will
be able to wet mix your colors while they are still drying on the model.
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Ah okay, thanks. I might continue the way I am going, but change to a HUGE brush.
Forget it painting on a undercoat. The spray has a different formula then the normal paint and it is a lot easier for it to stick to the model, then painting will be much easier to paint ON TOP of a SPRAY undercoat.:yes: