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Hey. I was working on my librarian and thought of doing the tute at the same time. See? Not only women can multi task.

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Basecoat in Midnight Blue


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Step3. Rebase in midnight Blue making that the first highlight and keeping a thin line of the previous wash showing.


Step 4.
Highlight with a mix of 1:2 Ultramarine Blue:Midnight Blue


Step 5
Make a solid layer of Ultramarine Blue


Step 6
If you made any mistakes and accidentally slopped some blue into a crack, mix up a midnight blue wash and carefully apply it to the cracks


Step 7 Highlight with a 4:1 mix of Ultramarine Blue
kull White


Step 8
Make a 1:1 mix of Ultramarine:White and very carefully draw extreme highlights on.

 

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Nice tutorial. I notice youve changed ur avatar lol
 

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That's certainly an interesting take on doing blue armour-- I like it. I hadn't thought of using 'ardcoat as a material in a wash before. I might have to try that on a librarian I picked up just to paint. Lately, I've really been kicking myself for taking "Have Faith in Suspicion" as my Chapter's drawback...

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I am curious though Blood, why the Ardcoat?
 

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Darth, I will be doing a red tutorial as soon as I get some red gore paint. I seem to have misplaced mine somehow.

Wraith, I've explained this in my dark green armour tute. It's to protect the basecoat from scratches. Personally, I have less control over a mini when I hold it by the base, so I tend to either hold it by base and head (Wedge it between 2 fingers) or by back and front torso to maintain control. When I do that I notice grey areas where the paint has scraped off at the point of contact with my fingers. Now I add Ardcoat and I haven't seen chipped paint since. It actually does work. It also makes the colour stand out and more realistic.

I also have a new order for painting. Before I used to do all the highlights and such with no inks or washes right to the top and then I'd wash it to blend the highlights a bit more. Now we have a new manager at my local GW. You might know him from White Dwarf issue number 332. He made an awesome Necron army (page 101. The one with the slanted Monolith) with his photo in page 105. His name is Ben 'Squig' Makepeace and he's the best painter in our region. His painting inspired me to change my order and do things differently. I now paint a basecoat followed by a dark wash. Then I use the first colour as the first highlight. It seems to work fairly well methinks.
 
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