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Well, so I am at the end of my WH painting project. After over a year I am looking at a nicely painted 1500+ pts mechanized WH army… As I need a break from painting highly detailed SOBs and look to a change of colors/army style I am trying to figure out what to collect/paint next.
As painting time is scarce nowadays, and I would not be able to devote enough painting time to my second army, I was going to go with Necrons or Death Guard – easy to paint. However, I was always fascinated by people who claim to use inks extensively on their models (to good effect). I strongly believe that Blue Table Painting Studio is using that technique on a lot of their models, and I like how they turn out.
So I was wondering – would it be possible to prime a whole army white and ink it to a basic colors that would only require the “accents colors” to be added later on? Could it be done with Rhinos and Predators? I am not looking for quality – I want a decent army FAST.
I am specifically looking at the yellow/red Space Marines chapters right now (pictures below: marauders, Skull Bearers, Blood Angels), but do you know of other suitable armies? Have you tried something like that before?
If any of you have the “How to paint Citadel models” book, there is a sample of Eldar Warrior that was painted mostly with yellow ink on white primer…
Not got much time mate, can add more, but the short answer is no, Inks are not quick and easy to use, they take longer to dry and require more, thinner coats to get a decent effect.
Everything you have been told is a lie!
Waiting for ink to dry is OK. Many coats is OK as long as I can just dunk the whole model in ink. Painting all those layers with brush is not OK.
What you are looking for my friend is a technique called dipping. All you have to do is lay down the basecoat, deep it in a wash, spin it to get rid of the excess and then spray on some matt varnish. I have seen plenty of dipped models that looked absolutely fantastic compared to the time spent on them. You cna use the technique on alot of stuff but it works best on models like tyranids and kroot. Just do a search on dipping and you will get tons of stuff.
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I am quite confident that you would be able to paint an army by priming white and then inking them. However... You are limited by the colors of ink (you will have a much lower selection of colors and mixing won't produce very much in variety.).
also inks tend to be less vibrant than paint. But a few coats could work for you.
Best thing to do would be to test it out on a figure. Dipping the figure in ink would probably not work the best as it would be quite wasteful (ink wise) and you might get unwanted results. Best bet would be to use a large tank sized brush and quickly brush it on. If you thin the ink just a touch and add a drop of dish soap, future floor wax, or some such you will get less of a "ringing" effect with the ink.
I would also recommend varnishing the coats for durability.
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Unless you're really hooked on the idea of using inks why don't you thin the correct paint with the same ink- ie yellow paint with yellow ink- then you can lash it on with a big brush. The ink keeps it thin so you can slap it on in easy coats and the paint gives it the... paintyness that inks don't have. I do this with blood rd and red ink for blood angels. 2-3 coats os usually plenty.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
i think it would work. i used to get a really good looking yellow for my beastmen by bascoating solid orange, drybrushing white, then yellow ink over the top. quick, simple and all highlighting and shading done.
depends, ive seen some cool inked models and some bad ones.
blue on white, for example, is just a god send for skinks if its done right, but apart from that inked models always seem to look a bit wierd, from what i've seen. Then again i haven't seen much....
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