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Old 23 Feb 2007, 05:18   #1 (permalink)
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Default Painting the 31st Harakoni

(Picture can be found in the Codex.....Apparently, there isn't one online. )

I just have a question about the armor.
I can't figure out how to make the Kommando Khaki look neat. It's a very thin paint, and
the only way to cover it completely over the base coat, is to make 5-10 layers of it. If I do that,
It becomes very messy.

Any ideas how to improve it?

Thanks
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Old 23 Feb 2007, 05:23   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Painting the 31st Harakoni

Wait for it to thicken a wee bit? I don't know...
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Old 23 Feb 2007, 09:08   #3 (permalink)
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try undercoating with bleached bone and 2 coats of khaki should cover quite nicely

thats what i did with my white panthers it works a treat.

and/or.. spray your mini's white first.

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Old 23 Feb 2007, 09:40   #4 (permalink)
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This is where I sing the praises of enamel paints. Think can but can be thinned to normal paint, or right down to ink. Comes in gloss or mat. Gives a hard coat to models so they don't fall apart.

If you are referring to painting patches of Khaki I suggest masking tape to you, cut tiny pieces and stick it on the model paint around leave to dry and then remove. You can do as many colours as you like, but two looks good enough.

Works even better on vehicles.

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Old 23 Feb 2007, 16:34   #5 (permalink)
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try undercoating with bleached bone and 2 coats of khaki should cover quite nicely

thats what i did with my white panthers it works a treat.

and/or.. spray your mini's white first.

hope this helps
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Hm......I was told to undercoat with Graveyard Earth.....I'll try your theory.
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Old 23 Feb 2007, 19:51   #6 (permalink)
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Usually a light colour like a Fortress Grey undercoaty helps a lighter colour show.
Several watered down layers should usually give you a smooth coat if you have the proper base coat.
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Old 23 Feb 2007, 20:47   #7 (permalink)
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If you thin down the paint it will still require several coats but it won't be messy. Also, GW is releasing a new series of paints that cover evenly in one coat. Those should be out soon, so maybe you can find a color similar to KK in that range of paints.
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Old 23 Feb 2007, 20:55   #8 (permalink)
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This post has been locked, as the question was answered a multitude of times. If you have anything to add, please PM me.

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