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ok i decided that i am going for black templars. i did a few demo models.
everything looks good on the model except the white. i have used several methods so far, none of which seem to work to the extent that i want.
fisrt method: i started with the black basecoat, moved on to codex grey. then i used fortress grey, then a mix of 2 parts white to 1 part fortess. then a thin coat of white. (this was white but was thick as i thought it might be)
i did that 2 times and it didnt come out as good as i had hoped.
second method: started with basecoat of black then to codex grey then a mix of codex grey and white and then white. wasent white enough.
third method: was pissed off so did 4 coats of white :wacko: .... yeah dont go there again!!!!
so i have the classic problem of its either to thick or not white enough. keep in mind i am painting black templars and i do not go all the way to the edge of the shoulder pad when painting.
are there any other methods of painting white? its really starting to piss me off.
the other thing i was thinking of doing was spraying the shoulderpads white before i put them on the rest of the marine and then paint the rim black. will this be to thick and glugy? i have herad that the white spray from GW is faily dodge.
When I paint white on a black primed model I paint it shadow grey, than build up to white with slightly thinned out white. Hope it helps.
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Thinning your paint, and using multiple of coats (i.e. more than ten) is the only way that I know of. I think doing it on shoulder pads would be particular tricky as it's a mostly flat surface, so doing the pads separate will probably be easier. I haven't used GW's white spray for years, so can't comment on how it is these days. I haven't ever heard anything bad about it tho.
The first method is a firm favourite of many, it works but takes time to build up. Putting two layers on and expecting it to be pure white is not the way forward, mixing and many thin layers will get a smooth finished look.
One thing I will point out, try not to go to pure white but a more 'off white' shade. This way you can use pure white as a highlight - if you want to, just remember you cannot highlight pure white.
From a black undercoat, I went Codex grey - space wolves grey - then around three layers of watered down skull white. The results can be seen here. If you want a cleaner white then more layers of thinned white will do it.
Originally Posted by Marvus
i like that stage of white. i like that color scheme too, i used it for my guard once, although back then it was dip it in the paint and its ready to go.
i tryed several other ways including the one Marvus pointed out and i have to say that Marvus's way was very smooth, but it can get think if the layers of white are not thin enough.
i ave to say the hardest colours to paint are white, yellow and red. (imo)
I use this method,
1. Chaos Black, (duh)
2. 2-3 very thin layers of bestial brown.
3. 2-3 very thin layers of bleached bone.
4. 2-3 very thin layers of skull white.
This is the best method that I've tried. When I'm doing it from a base of codex gray for example I always see some gray trough the white. I have some pics in my gallery so you can see for yourself.
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Priming white instead of black will help you out a lot. It is much harder to paint whites and other light colors over a black base. You are creating a lot of extra work this way. If you want to get a black line or darker color in the crevises I would suggest priming white and then using a very watered down black ink wash over the white to tint it. Then go back with your whites.
Spraying the shoulderpads white shouldn't be a big problem. The only reason I see that it would get gloppy would be if you have already painted a few thick layers on or you spray too much paint, or spray too far away from the pads.
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hmm wel i use a few metheods like you first one if that does not work then i paint to the edge of what ever it is then i either use watered down black armound the edges or just a very thin line of black but the watered down black make sure you wipe off the black that goes to far over MAKE SURE THE PAINT IS DRY BEFORE YOU DO THIS!