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anyone got any ideas on what way would be best to paint dark orange onto black?
I'm doing the spacemarines I've got as Dark orange with Black robes!
I'd try some layers with brown and then add the orange. Bestial brown or snakebite leather should work.
Yes brown will help you cover orange better over black. The other thing to try would be to put a layer of white over the black on the area you want orange.
Do you think it would be quicker to just undercoat them white then paint in the small black areas?
If you have already primed them black then probably not. It will take some work to get the white looking good. Now if you just need to paint a little bit white so that you can paint orange over it - I don't see a problem. If you are doing large areas probably a light brown would be the easiest.
In the future I would probably suggest priming white, doing your orange, and then painting in the black.
Aye. Thin out some white and drybrush over the black, then wash / thin drybruch orange over the top.Originally Posted by slorak
I personally much rather the finish that priming in black gives. I like to work up from the black as it gives you more control over your final colour.
Snakebite leather would be the way to go because it is already sort of "dark orange" anyway. Give it a shot then try with another brown if you don't like the finish
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Black primer will dull the colors put over it. The one thing that black primer is good for is hiding "missed" spots. One method that I find useful is to prime white and then wash with a black ink. That way it is dark but not so dark as to hide details.
If you are looking for brighter colors I suggest priming white.
I once read a GREAT suggestion for painting RED over black.
First, you coat the mini in a mix of white & red (Yes, pink). You want more red than white in the pink, though.
Do a couple thin coats of that, then paint the red on top.
I tried it. it's fabulous.
I would think it would work on orange and yellow, as well. These 2 colors tend to have the same coverage problems as red.
--But I like the white, then ink idea... I might try it on a couple of my personal minis.
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Well I haven't undercoated the minis yet has i'm planing on painting about 40 of them at once!