Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Polishing skulls at the foot of the Brass Throne
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.
Hope this helps,
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Last edited by Firefighter X; 09-19-11 at 12:04 AM.