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Hey guys, I have a thing with black army's : my slannash warband, want to do some raven guard figures in time , and I'm stripping old figures to start an ulthwe force so was wondering what colours to highlight these figures with,I've seen black highlighted with dark blue, dark and light Gray, so what do u guys think, (I use GW paints)



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I usually do this:
-basecoat with a dark grey ( say Charadon Granite, but it can be any grey, it just has to be veeery dark)
-heavy drybrush with less dark grey (say adeptus battlegrey, but any equivalent is ok)
-light (and i repeat, light!) drybrush with codex grey
-thin highlighting/lining along the edges and raised areas with a mix 50:50 codex grey/ceramite white
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It all depends on what what you want to accomplish with the black. Personally I basecoat in black, do a highlight with Dark Reaper (Yes the flat surfaces, not the outer lines) and do a Nuln Oil wash afterwards.

Dark reaper is a blueish grey, and it gives it a nice hue without making it too bright. It also breaks up the usual "I draw lines on everything" trend that I personally think looks a bit too cartoonish.
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ok cheers guys,can i ask another question, which areas do i highlight on elder and marines?



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I like using blues, personally, but I also put lightning on my black painted space wolves haha
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I like using blues, personally, but I also put lightning on my black painted space wolves haha
Are they night lord space wolfs lol



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for space marines i highligt the obvious angular parts and also, on the flat surfaces, some thin lines near the edges of the flat area. If you have some raised and well visible borders with edges, just highlight that. Flat areas can avoid the highlightin whit some "cheating", using decorations, decals and gluied accessories to fill space.

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Are they night lord space wolfs lol


while I did take some ques from the night lords, they are not night Lord space wolves, I use silvers and more cold colours then the night lords which, though using blue in a similar way, are fully set for warmer colours for accents.
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I base-coat in black, airbrush the top 1/4 with a very dark grey and then extreme highlight with 1:1 Black:Codex Grey (Which I believe is the equivalent of 3:1 black:white).

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I base-coat in black, airbrush the top 1/4 with a very dark grey and then extreme highlight with 1:1 Black:Codex Grey (Which I believe is the equivalent of 3:1 black:white).
Good idea. If I had airbrush lol



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