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How to Paint Imperial Fists?

I'm considering an Imperial Fist army, since for ages i've wanted one but the idea of painting yellow really put me off after seeing how badly it can go wrong (damn you GW sunday with all the small children with the spray painted white marines and blotchy painting :p)

I usually under coat with black, but i can't see that working for yellow models, and i don't like white spray since the models come out to bright in the end. I was thinking of Bleached bones then alot of inking and thin layers of yellow.

But do any of you have any good ways of painting yellow so it don't look to bright?
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You could try the new foundation colours, I black undercoat and have used the Malachite Red as a base coat and it works a treat.
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my iyanden eldar are undercoated white, i give them a yellow then chestnut ink. just be sure to be careful with the chestnut, very watered down.

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You could try the new foundation colours, I black undercoat and have used the Malachite Red as a base coat and it works a treat.
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No mate, but it was not very clear what I was saying though.

I have only tested the Red which worked very well.

The colour yo want for yellow would be Idayen Darksun I think but Tausept Ochre might be worth a look as a lowlight.
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after raving about it initially, im not that big a fan of iyanden darksun. its a very dull colour, which means its really hard to bring it up to sunburst. i'd say go up from vermin brown - golden yellow - sunburst yellow, if you're set on using black undercoat.

if you take the white undercoat/inkwash method, be aware that correcting mistakes is tough.

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I would think some sort of brown or tan colour would be good for a basecoat than build up to a bright yellow

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The foundation paints are excellent for red and yellow.

For the Imperial Fists, I'd try a basecoat of Tausept Ochre, a layer of Iyanden Darksun, and then a layer of whatever yellow you use as a final highlight. Alternatively, you could mix up about a 60/40 mix of bleached bone and iyanden darksun as a final highlight.

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I would agree with Son here with the addition of maybe even a 4th coat beyond what he suggests, one that would have just a tad of white added to the 3rd colour and used on extreme edges.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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I'm trying to figure out how to paint their rims, i want them to be 2nd company but by going by the codex this means they are gold, and i ain't sure if that will work. Also as Sons has said the eagle is the same as the company colour to.

I am going to be using the metal shoulder pads for both the squad and chapter markings, so can any of you give me your opinions on the gold and what you think may be better.

I'm considering making them 5th company whose company colour is black and then just leaving chest eagle white.
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