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i am doing my Wh up agen and im going to paint them white. but paint phite is very troublesome. if you undercoat it black then white u can see through the white, if you layer grey and build it up to white it can get very thick. and if you undercoat white over the metal its hard to paint any other colour.
so does anyone have any good ideas to do this?
do gods exist in this world? or did man just made god in his image? if you do not agree answer this, why do we portrait gods as humans? why do our gods look like us? if gods are mighty and powerful then why do they look like the weak.
I've never had any problems painting color over white, so I'm just going to smile politely and move on. One thing you can try doing is basing it white, and then using a very thin wash of black paint over the white undercoat. That will give you a nice white base to work with (well, it'll be light grey) while leaving the recesses covered in black to help your shadows. I've only tried this a couple of times now, so I can't say much on it. It's never caused me -problems- but I'm not so sure if it really did me any good.
Another thing to consider is that you don't necessarily need to do white, a very light grey could work well also and would require a little less effort. After painting for awhile, I've noticed that I seem to be able to detect deviations from white better than any other color (not too surprising.) If you use grey, you might be able to cheat a little bit. Also, keep in mind that when you look at something in real life which is 'white' it's usually instead a very light grey. Similarly, blacks usually aren't black, but are instead a very dark grey. If you paint everything white, you're going to have a very hard time highlightning white with more white.
Short answer: White primer, optional black wash, base coat your non-white areas with a dark shade of whatever color they're going to be. Should work fine.
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I paint white, it's what I do. A trick I have is to really get a good base coat of white over the whole model, so prime it then paint it with a mix of 40/60 water and paint. It doesn't have to be perfect, that's what touch ups are for. Then I use thinned down black ink and go over the areas that are going to be black or some metallic color. This will reach down into the groves and everything nicely. Next I paint chaos black over the ink trying not to get too close to the white since the ink is already there! Once the black is down you can paint metallics etc. Then I use a very watered down black ink to highlight the armour cracks in the white. So really, if you have a steady hand, all you have to cover is thinned down ink on the white which is not that bad.
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You make a very good point here. Depending on the kind of white you are looking for you can start with greys, bone, brown, etc. for instance if you want a dirty white I would suggest starting with a bonewhite base, highlight with an ivory, and finish the uppermost reflective areas with pure white. It will still have a white appearance but not look flat.Originally Posted by Bob Dole
Sharp contrast such as blacklining really makes the white stand out as well. If you don't want such extremes that the black will give you then dark grey or even brown lining will work well too.
As for buildup of paint - keep them thin and they won't look so built up. It takes some practice to find the right thin for the paint but you will find it.
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that should help, if you are that skilled. it seems to be difficult, but also easy at the same time. very time consuming.