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are the foundation paints good on tanks. i don't want to mess up my first tank ever so i just wanted to ask.
 

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depends on the scheme youre going for. foundation paints should be treated like an expansion of the citadel range, they are perfect for all models, dependant on the colour youre looking for.
 

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i got mechrite red and want to do a red scheme.
 

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red with silver.

the red was going to be in three layers. mechrite, then scab, then blood red.
 

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No need for scab red, really, unless you're going to wash the tank with it. With foundation paints, just make sure you don't apply them too thickly, because they are rather thick and you can lose a little detail with them if you're not careful.
 

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Foundation paints are far superior to the normal paint line... if possible I would paint an entire army with them.. so far my Ultramarines are being done with Mordian Blue as the primary and base color. Foundation paints are so much more forgiving than the regular paints.
 

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yeah, the reason for the reason for the foundation paint range was to make it easier to apply blood red straight onto a model or tank.
so like the son of horus said, there is no need for the scab red, it'll make your paint layers too thick if you apply it too much
gl with the paint job too!
 

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Scab Red might actually be a bit darker than the Mechrite, too.

On my dwarfs, I use Blood Red straight over the Mechrite, and I like how it's coming out.

The foundation paints are sweet, but definately thin them out a little before applying them to the models.
 

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how do i thin paint, i'm noob to anything but layers right now.
 

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I have painted a couple of tanks in red and i used the foundation paints this is how i did them :-

I started with black undercoat, my first colour was mechrite red which i thinned down with water. After one coat you could still see the black underneath but thats because the paint was watered down after a few more thin layers i had a nice rich looking mechrite red tank :)
Then i began to add blood red to my still usable thinned mechrite red to start highlighting the tank and just adding more blood red with each stage of highlighting.

Remeber to thin your paints down which will enable you to paint a few more layers and get richer better looking colours.

Hope this helps

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how do i thin paint, i'm noob to anything but layers right now.
Easy enough. Just add water to thin the paints. For foundation paints I use a mix of 1 part paint to 1.5 parts water while the regular paints get 1:1.
 

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Foundation paints are far superior to the normal paint line... if possible I would paint an entire army with them.. so far my Ultramarines are being done with Mordian Blue as the primary and base color. Foundation paints are so much more forgiving than the regular paints.
Yup, you may also find watering the paints a bit more will help if you think it's too thick.
 

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Yeah. They're good no matter what colour you use. It might look like it's gonna flood the cracks and set like that, but it receeds and ends with a nice, flat surface. I did that on a friend's baneblade. WHen he saw it drying, he was like "OH MY GOD WHAT DID YOU DO? I'LL KILL YOU!!!!" I told him to wait and he was pleased with the results.
 
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