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LO Oldie
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well, im starting to get underway on my chaos project and am trying to figure out an effective and quick way to paint the models. Problem is, i suck at painting ;o

Ok, well the look i want is black armour with a tint of blue in it, then very dark blue (probably midnight blue) trim.

Would this work for achieving this look? (in order):

*Prime black
*Basecoat of black
*Wash down some blue ink and apply to whole model
*Paint trim/details
*Dip (heard good things about this and im terrible at shading)
*Spray on matte (is this needed after dipping?)

Much thanks
 

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Well the blue ink won't really give it a dark blue tone. It will just give the black a more glossy look.
 

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Try mixing the base coat black with a drop or two of blue paint and maybe just a little blue ink. Shade the model with a mix of black ink and blue ink. that should do it.
 

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As shango said... try making a mix with Midnight Blue, which is the darkest blue, and Black! Then you can drybrush the whole model where you want the lighter shade... ;Y
 

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The Fallen
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agree with Tsele, drybrushing is the way to go, you can even use stright midnight blue if you are careful, then wash with ink
 

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Either go with the drybrush or paint the armour blue and shade with black (presumably a wash or four).
 

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LO Oldie
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
thanks everyone, looks like drybrushing a mix of midnight and black will be the way to go, final question ive got like someone said earlier, will dipping do anything on a model thats so dark?
 

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No. And that's definite.

If you dip you have to base the model with light colors so the dipping makes the contrast... to dark colors you will be having a black model dipped! :happy:
 
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