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I'm looking to start a Imp Fist army soon and although I'm an OK painter I'm really struggling with painting all that yellow :cry:.
I would like them to look quite vibrant on the table without becoming unrealistic looking.
Anyone out there got any really good tips + pics of completed models (for inspiration).
Thanks in advance for your help with this.
with yellow i always start with a codex grey undercoat. I don't know about other people.
i would then paint Sunburst yellow as 2:1 ratio (wetbrushing) - as in 2 parts water to 1 paint.
this may take 3 maybe 4 coats.
Then i would brown ink the yellow as a 1:4 - 4 parts water to 1 part ink.
Finally applying a 1:1 Sunburst yellow and water as the last coat.
This should make a nice even coat for you Imp Fists.
unfortuantly i don't have a pic of any imperial fists ive painted. but thats how i used to do it.
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1)Prime with grey or white.
2) Use the new foundation paints Darksun yellow to get a good base color
3) Use som,e lighter yellows to build up the shadings
4)Black washing the details around the armor and such
5)Using a white/yellow mix(1:1 ratio) rehighlight anything that became to dark from the wash
Why don't you try the new Foundation range of colors?
They will make your life easier in painting yellow and making a decent, to say the least, army for tabletop use! :yes:
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
Yep I was just going to suggest what Tsele did. Get yourself the two yellow colours from the foundation paint set, Tau Sept Ochre and Iyanden Darksun. Basecoat the model black, then give a couple coats of watered down Ochre to get a nice smooth finish. Then bit by bit keep adding a Golden or Bad moon yellow to the mix and highlight up. This should give you a browny yellow colour. You can also use the darksun as a base to give a more yellow colour.
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I tried this once when i was experimenting and i thought it looked alright.
- painted the model's armor with the yellow-ish foundation paint color(forget the name)
- drybrushed it with white
- stained it with yellow ink.
a bit glossy but i liked it. Plus it was pretty easy to do. Be careful not to overload on ink and use a small brush to do it(I used detail brush.)
I don't know, maybe its rubbish.
That is not dead which may eternal lie,
for in strange aeons even death may die.
My yellow method:
1. Undercoat white.
2. Wash with diluted Snakebite Leather.
3. Paint with Sunburst Yellow.
4. Hightlight with Skull White.
5. Wash with diluted Sunburst Yellow.
6. Wash with diluted Snakebite Leather.
That should leave you with something that looks a bit like this:
Although bear in mind that is a very old mini (2 years I think)...
Good luck, and let us know what you come up with!
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WOW! That is exactly the effect I am looking for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks very much.
Any more pics of similar?