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Ok so I got down inking pretty good and I have now experimented with a wide variety of color schemes.
So now I want to paint white armor. However I have tried it on three models with using a white basecoat then using a fine detail brush to fill the crevases with ta dark grey, but this hasent worked so well since I have to keep going back to fix minor mistakes.
Now I am curious if I should go with a dark grey base coat and lighten the armour layer by layer or should I use an ink. And If use an ink do i lightly highlite white on top because i like the shine the ink gives but not the dulled white.
Any help is appreciated and here is a picture of what I am sort of talking about
Using the shading technique looks the best but takes a while to paint and master the technique. Inking is quicker, but still looks good, and yes go back over and highlight the dull white, it will look a lot better. I would go with the ink.
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One technique that I use for painting white armour is start off with a black undercoat and then paint on space wolves grey over all the areas that you want to be white. Then mix in skull white and start highlighting
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You can instead of buying ink that is all shiny just use really watered down gerey in all the crevaces, then just go nack and cover up any mistakes, if you do effeciently it shouldnt take any time at all.
Problem with Ink washes ion white is it will discolour the white and tend to leave "tide lines".
Problem with painting white on top of darker colours is that the darker shows through and it takes many coats.
I hate painting white, but what I would do is this:
Basecoat in a light grey (probably Space wolves but possible fortress).
Use a weak ink wash or possibly even a Gauche to black line
Re-apply the base coat colour
start layering to white
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My method would be white undercoat, then mixing white with space wolves and watery feather shade the lower half of every armour plate, use the same shade but overlay it once its dry, like painting water colours you'll build up the colour to the point where the gradual layers lose there opacity.
I'd then "black line" with shadow grey.
there's a thing on white armour tau in this months WD that may help.
My marines are half white, I paint them SW grey and layer up on that using SWgrey and white mix. Doesn't look quite right to me yet so I'm looking at more ways of doing it (pics in my blog, see below)
Wow Gareth, thats a great idea. I will have to try that.
EDIT: Gareth you think you can show me an example of how that looks?
Last edited by Evil Moon; May 10th, 2006 at 03:01.
Thanks for all fo your comments guys and I think I will try the grey lining first because i want the white to give off a really clean feeling. If this fails then I will use inking. And then I will try layering but I really dont want to do that because it is so time consuming.
Originally Posted by C/-Rt3r
Those were painted with that technique. So the base colour on this was SW grey instead of white. But you get the idea.