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If anyone has any expertise painting imperial fists, help a brotha out because my test model aint looking to hot and I'm outta ideas.
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Don't know about imp fists specifically, but for my yellows I tend to start with a scorched brown basecoat, highlight that up through the graveyard earth/desert yellow colours, at after desert yellow switch to golden yellow, and then sunburst for highlighting.
Alternatively go buy some of the new basecoating paints, spray black, paint on the yellow, and be amazed at how much worse your model looks than if you spent time highlghting up from brown with thin paints.
For Imperial Firsts, try priming white, adding several watery layers of yellow, and then wash with thinned orange ink for shading. :yes:
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but id start with a white primer, and go from golden yellow up to sunburst, and add white for highlighting, fill in the edes of the armour plating with a brown
Originally Posted by Cheredanine
Well . . i havent painted lysander so i could sort of help .
Start out with a white undercoat , add some watered down chestnut or brown inks
put 2 thin layers of the darkest yellow
add another 2 thin layers of medium yellow
now you can do 1 of 2 things
1 very watered down red ink around the cracks
2 same thing but orange ( I prefer this one )
then add one *highlight* ( not coat ) of bright yellow
Optional = add a bit of space wolf to the bright yellow , water it down just enough that its transparent but still has the colour . and do a extreme highlight.
I would use this method for regular troopers , i wouldnt use inks for terminators , for my own reasons .
Hope i helped and good luck !
not sure if you're dead set on priming black, but if you were to prime white, then hit the model with two or three coats of yellow inks (i like hitting it up with a mix of ink + glazing medium) you'd probably be pretty happy with the results.
You could put a flesh wash in the mix as well (so do yellow glaze, flesh wash, yellow glaze) to get some nice details as well. Oh, and i'm pretty happy with mixing ink with future floor wax to encourage it to get into the nooks and crevases.
Then highlight up with a light yellow, pick out whatever you want to be black, and you should be pretty happy with the results.
I would consider the new foundation paints, tried a bit of yellow work myself with them and it went absouloutly lovely for me: over a black undercoat I applied some Tau Sept Ochre as a base coat and then a brighter yellow, went on like a dream, then I shaded it with some chestnut ink to make it look a little dirty and shaded.
I was pleased with the results, I don't have a decent photo to show, but it worked very well for me.
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a couple of ways i use to paint yellow:
1. mix white with your yellow bascoat, will give it a much better coverage, then layer your basecoat over that, etc.
2. Basecoat with orange, drybrush white, then yellow ink. dont know how that would turn out for space marines, but worked really well on my chaos beastmen.
hope that helps.
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I have a technique that works well for Blood Angels and should translate to Imperial Fists.
1. Spray white. (There's really no good reason to undercoat black if you want a strong yellow, you're just making work for yourself.)
2. Thin down your yellow paint with yellow ink and a hint of brown ink. Maybe include a drop of washing up liquid in your water and add a drop of that too. This will give you a really thin basecoating colour that is slightly darker than your final yellow. You can then apply this coat with a big brush- the thinness of the paint will stop it stodging up detail. This means that you can really rapidly basecoat a squad at a time. You might need 2/3 coats but the end result is a really, really strong yellow.
3. Highlight with yellow and pick out detail. This brings the overall appearance of the marine closer to your chosen yellow colour.
4 fine highlights with pale yellow. you can skip this bit or leave it for later, up to you.
5. Glue on the bolter (I maybe should have mentioned leaving the bolter off when you put them together as that way you can spray them black to save time).
Easy! You can churn out squads quite quickly with this technique and it gives you a really solid yellow, too.
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