Okay, you're missing my point. I'm not suggesting eliminating black entirely. Besides, how often do you see solid black armor like this compared to how often you see solid white armor? People use solid black because it's a bit of a crutch. Weeding out base coated black will force you to pay attention to detail. Besides, if you listen to what I'm telling you, you're not eliminating black from your pallette, you're just using it in assosciation with other colors to make it appear more natural. When you look at a black shirt there is more than likely some sort of bluish, brownish, or possibly even greyish tone to it. You'll actually be hard pressed to find something that is utterly black outside of a large hadron collider. And the hard highlights that GW recommends just don't do the actual color of "black" things justice.That is a little much to completely weed out black all together. That method is just avoiding the problem. All you need to do is practice, black can be a difficult color to deal with but it also looks good when you can tame it, just like white and yellow (which are also very tough colors to pant with). That may be your style Rex, but I do not agree with just sweeping black under the carpet like that.