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Im trying to paint my Warhawk white and it is quite difficult because I cant get the right shading under the the feathers that overlap other feather. And what should i do this with Brown ink or black ink or what would you suggest.
I would suggest going with a codex grey or some sort of grey first as a base coat. Then Highlighting the grey by mixing white with the grey until you use all white for the final hilights. The grey looks nice as the shade and the white will show out.
I think shadow grey, spacewolfs grey, bleached bone and then Skull white would give the best effect.
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Depending on if you want a brown white or a brighter white would determine your colors.
For a browner white start with something like an earth brown, bone, and then white. You can take thinned down brown ink to tint the cracks or I would prefer using a smoke glaze (vallejo game or model color).
for a brighter cleaner looking white I would start with a wolf grey, then ghost grey, followed by white (I use vallejo game colors but GW should have equivalent). Use a very thinned down black to further tint the recesses.
If you don't like the shine of ink you can always spray the figure with a flat matte varnish such as testor's dullcote.
Last edited by slorak; October 20th, 2006 at 23:57.
Fact is, white birds look, well, white. There's very little texture between the feathers, giving them a snowy look. For reference, look at pictures of Snowy Owls and Gyrfalcons:
BIG picture of a snowy owl - bear with it - it's worth the wait.
Rather more manageable shot of a gyrfalc - Finding a good shot of these in flight is damn tough.
The key is to find a way to subtly shade the white so that the white stands out. Start with very thin washes. A little goes a long way!
Thank you for all your help.
The reason its white is cause im doing a black and white wood elf army and painting stars on the black. I think it will look sweet.
I think that that ^^^^ will look good
As for painting white birds, use a fortress gray undercoat and higlight with skull white, hats what I would do.
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