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Hi everyone,

I'm painting a White Scars army and I need some tips on how to apply some decent shading. What is a good way to shade white - what are some good inks (Sky Blue maybe) or paints to use in a wash? What proportions of ink/paint to water do you recommend for shading white?

Do the White Scars veterans have any other useful tips on how to paint a white and red army?

I appreciate your help! Thanks!

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Ok the easiest way to paint white is to not use a white undercoat, use a grey and then highlight it with white, don't shade with blue or grey this usually tends to be messy and quite painstaking to do.
 

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i have a mate who did a 'scar army. he based them in spacewolves grey and then did white leaving grey in the cracks. ect looked awsome.
 

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Undercoating gray and highlighting white sounds like the best idea. One way to use a wash would be with blue ink thinned down with thinners (isopropol alcohol is the normal kind) with a touch of flow enhancer. This will make the wash spread more evenly and stop the 'dirty' effect caused by the pooling that you sometimes get with washes. I've recently started using the thinner/flow enhancer combination on stuff and it works really well.

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Personally, I use space wolves grey as a bascoat, highlight it with a 50/50 mix of space wolves grey and skull white, then another highlight of pure skull white. It looks good enough for me, and white is THE hardest colour to get right.
 

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I've heard that a really light blue works well for white shading. The Thousand Sons Sorcerer Champion on the front of the Thousand sons box uses this technique, and i think it looks aewsome, although it probably takes a few tries to master.

But... White in general is a b*t*h to paint with, there really is no easy way to paint white.
 
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