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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-08-07, 01:23 AM
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I'm gonna sound like a dick here but Torealis that is one messy and utterly painful way of doing white.

I've agreed to do Anphicar some mini tutorials tomorrow and one will be white (this is how the studio and many top painters do it).

Seriously dude you mention black washes again and i will hunt you down for sport! :D

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In all honesty, white should only actually be painted white at the most extreme highlights. The rest should be just a very slightly greyed out white, just enough to show off the actual white highlights.

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 look forward to it. to be fair i dont do black washes either, but given that it was entirely white, i thought black washes was a quick way to do it, given that he'd have to recoat the entire model otherwise.

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Ok have done the mini tutorial you asked for. It would be better if i new the fuck how to use a camera properly, the the right lighting etc, but hey we can't all be perfect.

Anyways here is an easy 6 coat way to do white armour.

Step 1. After priming the model black paint all the armour codex grey. Easy. Remember as always to keep the paint to an even consistency, to thick and it will blob. Thin and it will pool like ink the cracks.

Step 2. Next go over the codex grey with Astronomica Grey (foundation paint) again keep the consistency smooth and slightly thin. Make sure to leave the deeper recesses codex grey.

Step 3/4/5. Now go clean yor water pot, clean your brushes with soap and clean your pallet. Reason is when you use white the smallest ammount of another colour will drity the white. Take again a nice smoth, slightly thinned coat and go over the Astronomica. Again leaving the deeper/shaded areas as before. All you do is repeat this step probably 2 more times until you have a nice smooth white finish.

What you'll be left with is a white armoured marine with sublte grey shading. Voila.

This particular model only took me 1hr and thats including taking photo's and writing this.

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Very helpful guide there Skcuzzlebumm, perhaps a good idea to turn it into a full article for the database?

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dam nice for first marines Anph!! dam, i never woulda guessed you had never painted an army before, 2055 posts can really change a man's opinion about experience. I only recently finished my very first tactical squad of Frost Angel Space Marines, i think ill post them up soon

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Skuzz, That's a nice tute. I'm doing one myself for my loooong list of tutes (Make sure to check them out)

Anph, I think that washing white can lead to dreadful results if done bad. It can look extremely stunning if done correctly though. I might include that in my tutorial when I get a new box of marines.

Wraith, I agree to yor white highlights bit to a certain level. White armour can be done on the model as a whole and till look effective. White SHOULD be kept to highlights, but can be a base colour too. I've seen some models (Including Hephesto's gems) that are based in a light colour and worked to a darker shade. They do look extremely good. I will do a tute for that too.

Till then.

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