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Hey! :D

I'm new to these forums, and i thought it was a great place to ask this question, it may be a 'noob'(lol) question, but i'm asking it anyways.(please dont luagh).

So, i've been playing 40k since i was 9, and im now 13. I have quite a bit of different armies half built. I'm going to be doing my Space Marines right now. Most of the models i have painted are horribly done, and now i am aware of this. My problem is, When i dip my brush in paint, and just do a swift movement of my brush on the model the edges of where the brush went is covered in paint, but where the full brush actually went is still showing the color of the primer. I'm using Golden Yellow on a Chaos Black prime, if that helps.




please..HALP,

`Mut.

E-mail me at [email protected], or reply here.

C'mon, someone help?.. i know it sounds stupid, what do i do, add some water?
 

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Your problem is that you're using yellow paint over a black primer. Yellow paint is very light pigmented and generally quite thin, and needs to be applied over white or grey. You'll want to paint the area that's going to be yellow either a light grey (which is what I prefer to do, as it helps guide with shading) or white-- and try to keep your paints thinned. Then you just start layering yellow on-- again, in thin layers. You'll probably need three thin layers of yellow to get a smooth, consistent color over white.

Alternatively, pick up a pot of Iyanden Darksun foundation paint. That'll go over black just fine. It's kind of a mid-tone between golden yellow and snakebite leather, I think, so you can highlight it with golden yellow and get a pretty good highlight without it being too garish.
 

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Great, thanks for the help, I'll try some codex grey to start off and put my Golden Yellow Over that in thin layers till i get the desired color.
 

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Lol, im used to people replying within minutes of my posts, sorry. And also when i posted it, it was 1PM EST lol, sorry. Thanks again for all the help, got one squad done now in yellow ;P
 

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I'll probably have pics up soon, Though today is sunday, i leave around 7 PM Alberta time(lol) back for ontario(home) and ill have a few models done by then that i can post some pics of.




PS. Ill also add in a pic of one of my nurgle, just for comparison. :lol:
 

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Yellow and white are the hardest colours to paint, at least that is my experience. The new foundation paints do help in a big way though. Just starting to get into them myself but I have liked what I have seen so far.
 

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I use the foundation paint extensively for painting white. Also, GW's white is garbage... I use Reaper or Vallejo whites instead. I do a basecoat of Adeptus Battlegrey, then Astronomician Grey as the first layer, a thin layer of white, and then blend white as a more solid highlight. Total of four layers of paint, too-- no more of this three layers of white over three layers of fortress grey nonsense.
 
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