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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-16-11, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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OK, matter of fact. I suck at painting white. So I was wondering if anyone could provide me with a nice (and easy?) way to paint good and solid white?

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Have you attempted useing a rattle can ? I have used regular white primer, a few light coats and you get an even covering all over the mini.
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Have you attempted useing a rattle can ?
What is a rattle can?

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im pretty sure "rattle can" is referencing spray paint cans, Doe.

but if you want a way to do white from a black primer. pick up skull white, Codex grey, and "fenris" grey.

spray black, base fenris grey, throw a few light coats of Codex down, then put white overtop of that in light coats until its even. it should give a shadowed white look if done right (assuming the edges somehow dont dry properly this will keep them looking proper to the style)

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im pretty sure "rattle can" is referencing spray paint cans, Doe.
Ouh...

Which would look better, going from black or white undercoat?

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if you use my idea, black. if your trying for a super white, go white, then grey then white

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In my experience I've found a few things that work for a good, even, coat of white. Allow me to illuminate, whilst you ruminate.

Method 1 [ Pure white ]. A rattle can of Wal-Mart flat white spray paint. Works VERY well as a primer too. It sticks to everything. Plastic, pewter, resin. It's thin enough to not clog details and thick enough to coat evenly. Bonus: It's only like $.98 a can. Then use an extremely watered down wash of Badab Black and let it dry completely before applying multiple layers of thinned down Skull White to taste.

Method 2 [ From a black basecoat ]. Same as above but use a flat black spray. Then using the Dheneb Stone Foundation paint throw down a base coat leaving the deepest recesses and the outermost edges black [ for blacklining ]. Then work a 50/50 mix of Dheneb Stone & Skull White for your next layer, again leaving a thin layer of Dheneb Stone showing. Finally a pure Skull White layer, leaving a layer of the 50/50 layer at the outer edges. A VERY important few notes about white. Use multiple VERY, VERY, VERY thin layers of paint [ alittle thicker in consistancy that milk ]. Have a dedicated paintbrush that is only used for white. Lastly, have a seperate water cup that you ONLY use for cleaning burshes when using white paint. The pigments in the other colors leave a ever so small amount of residue in the cup and on the brush that can stain and dirty the white. I found this out the hard way years ago when painting up some Sisters of Battle.

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https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...ad.php?t=32026

That's a couple in the Painting section. They are the only ones sadly.

Syphs tutorial is fantastic in my opinion!
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I read somewhere (and uses it regularly when painting white) that you don't need to use white as white. I usually take white and mix it with either some codex grey or bleached bone. This way you can still use skull white as a highlight and have the base "white-looking".


Things I'd like to do better (in no special order):
- Glowing eyes... how cool isn't that?
- Urban basing... There are so many ways to do this cool.
- Freehand texting... It can always get smaller...
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from what i have heard Luna wolves are meant to be a light grey.

are u plannin on modding the miniatures so they look the part or just painting the colours? im considering filing the arrow on the shoulder off and making the nobs from lumps of paint
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