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05-05-12 07:35 AM
Rems You have a few options.

1, prime/basecoat with a lighter colour. A white or grey spray for example.

2, Build up the bright orange starting from a darker tone. ie red or brown base then blend up from that.

3, keep priming with black but if you want to then apply a light colour with poor coverage like yellow/orange first put down a layer of something like astronomicon grey. As a foundation colour it will cover well but is a light colour and so won't bleed through to the orange.

4, keep applying thin layers, it will cover eventually. (colours in the red area of the colour spectrum are infamous for needing a lot of layers for good coverage)

Personally i undercoat with white if i'm going to be painting a lot of lighter colours or want a bright miniature as it's easier to shade down from white than blend up from black.
05-04-12 10:34 PM
falcoso If u try building up layers, going from dark to light. Not only will this get rid of the see through look but it will also make the pad look generally nicer if u oeave a pit of the previous layer in the recess
05-04-12 04:52 PM
shadow reaper paint it with tallarn flesh or dehnab stone first the cover with the orange, works like a charm
05-02-12 08:15 AM
Ratvan I find that a Brown undercoat works well on Orange/Red over black primer, something like snakebite leather (or whatever the GW colour name is these days)
05-02-12 08:12 AM
Six_Paths_of_Pain Well now I know, thank god I didn't make this mistake with my Space Wolves or I would had been hurting... lol

Unfortunately the shoulder's don't come off, this are AoBR SM I bought off eBay as a practice dummy you can say. But that idea of Masking the pads is brilliant, didn't think of it.

Also, I get Vallejo cause I see people talk good about them on Youtube, don't really know the difference to be honest in between GW's / Vallejo / Reaper / Ect...
05-02-12 07:33 AM
the-ad-man base with this on the shoulders:

05-02-12 07:29 AM
Marius_Ruberu What i have found works with yellow, or any light colors, is to add a little bit of water to white, cover the pad in that, then color over that with your orange.
05-02-12 06:23 AM
Magpie_Oz +1 it's what's underneath that determines what goes on top will look like.

An all encompassing undercoat of black isn't always the answer, I use a light grey primer actually as it has a reasonably neutral effect on the subsequent layers.

By the by, Vallejo aren't the be all and end all, they are good but not so much for a noob I reckon. (Speaking as an even noober noob)
05-02-12 06:20 AM
khrone forever if you re-undercoat it with a white, light grey or red it might help. i would sugest astronomican grey, but your using Vallejo
05-02-12 06:02 AM
Sakura_ninja It's Orange over black, it will always happen, your better off spraying the pads seperate in white or if molded on masking the model except pads, spraying, wait to dry, mask the pads then spray your model black, remove masking tape and there yah go.
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