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    Green ink or black?

    So, I'm painting (and in some cases, repainting) some Dark Angels. Some/most of them are undercoated with clear primer (thanks, Slorak!) so I'm starting with straight DA green as a basecoat.

    Next, I know I'm gonna need to shade with ink. My problem: Green ink would probably "tint" the surfaces better, but black will shade/outline the recesses better, I think.

    Anyone had this dilemma before? What would you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    So, I'm painting (and in some cases, repainting) some Dark Angels. Some/most of them are undercoated with clear primer (thanks, Slorak!) so I'm starting with straight DA green as a basecoat.

    Next, I know I'm gonna need to shade with ink. My problem: Green ink would probably "tint" the surfaces better, but black will shade/outline the recesses better, I think.

    Anyone had this dilemma before? What would you use?
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    My suggestion would be do a 4:1 mix of green to black ink or there abouts until it is dark enough for you but still green. Apply this so it gets into the recesses and generally darkens the paint below. next go back with your base color (watered down thin) and recover areas that will get the highlights - if that makes sense to you.

    A tad time consuming but you should get some interesting results with it.

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    I agree with the post above. Try mixing some black and green ink and experimenting on some spare pieces. Remember, you could always do both. Ink with black to provide deep shading, and then lighten it up with green ink. :yes:

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