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Calling all veterans, how did you test out paints before using them? Was it a trial and error process? Strip of spray painted-whatever to paint on?
Reason I am ask is I am trying to figure what colors are great with each other.
Another question, what are some groups for color that blend/mesh well with each other?
I'm not a veteran, but BrushThralls.com has a few very interesting color theory articles on the Pre-Painting Prep page (link). The author uses "paint chits" to work out color schemes. I don't have such a systematic method, but I do sometimes try things out on primed bottle caps or, if I'm lucky, spare models!
I mostly wing it on the model. i decide which colour i'm going to prime first (black, grey, white depending on the look i want (dark model, light model, bright model) then i try a few different combinations until i find one i like (i usually go through 2-3 models). I'll then strip and repaint.
My wife is much more methodical. She will take long pieces of sprue and paint sections and put them next to each other.
For example, she's working on thousand sons right now, so she primed a piece of sprue, then painted a couple of different options for blue, and a couple of different options for gold on a diff sprue, then all you have to do is line up the ones you like best.
Oh, it helps to write down the mixes / colours in each section !! I forgot which colours i used in a mix once, it took me 3 tries to get the right colour again.
I'm currently repainting my Dark Eldar army and I have some models that broke and are missing some pieces. I use those to test out my paint schemes and since I am not that good of a painter then I don't have to worry about achieving a good looking paint job on a busted model. If you have any busted models then just try it out on those or paint spare bits as well. That's what I do.
I've got multiple Eldar colour schemes planned, so I'm going to buy a box of Guardians and paint them all differently. I think thats the best way. Plus, Guardians are only about £1 each, and I could use them in my army (as Guardians arent always identical, they are afterall citizens).
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Most of my first models of each army have gotten multiple coats (each successivle stripped off) and I just thin, wow that would look cool and I paint it
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