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I started painting my SW's, and had a really nice looking basecoat. I then attempted highlighting, but ended up making the entire mini looking chalky - obviously i shouldn't have tried a wash, so i then attempted a lowlighting, which just made it look weathered, and not really taking the chalkiness away.
Apart from using washes, what am i doing wrong - how should it be done? Is it a blending technique, or is it more of a drybrushing tecnique.
I'm going to have to get the painting guide, but at the moment that's not possible, so any help to get my two start up mini's looking average would be greatly appreciated!
Space Wolves are badasses that operate just barely within the rules.
13th Co. didn't even know there were rules applying to how badass they could be.
... and Daemonhunters make it three - now just need a spare room to store it all!!!
The chalky effect is usually caused by one of two things. Either the previous coat was not completely dry or when drybrushing your paint is drying too soon.
The first is an easy fix. Give each coat of paint time to completely dry. More than just dry to the touch, it has to have some time to really dry. I usually give each caot an hour to dry. Meanwhile I work on another mini or two. Otherwise, the brushing of the second coat causes the previous paint to rub off in tiny amounts and ball up in the second coat.
The second requires you to thin your paint. If the paint is thick, by the time you wipe it off your brush a bit, to drybrush, it starts to dry and goes on chalky. Thin your paint well and ensure it flows smoothly, then drybrush a very small amount on for each coat.
It could also be that the basecoat is too thick and when applying of highlight colors, it will often bring out the basecoat's defects.
If Wolves were meant to fly, wouldnâ€™t the Emperor have given them wings?
Your could take a grey lighter than space wolves grey (or whatever grey you're using) and line the edges. It takes a while and can look sloppy if you're not careful but at least it isn't chalky. :blink: :ph34r: