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Old 20 Dec 2006, 23:58   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to do some painting things

I am trying to paint my guys to look well, but problems always appear out, and I need to find out a few things:

How does using white paint work? Mine always looks icky and blah....

How do you do highlights? That might help me give more detail

Does any one have hints on painting eldar guardian defender eyes? I have trouble, tried toothpicks, which didn't work.

My color scheme is I put an undercoat of black, an over coat to half the body (this is a guardian) of blue, and overcoat on the other half of the body white.

Once dry, I go over all extended armor plates opposite side colors, and the mask part where there should be the mouth, I paint one half blue, other white.

Then I paint all the runes red, let'em dry, and then one-third of the rune is black, other third bronzed flesh.

Then I add a little dot of white on all the black parts of the runes.

There's my recipe, which always messes up with the white.........
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Default Re: How to do some painting things

I don't know about all that other stuff... but I use a small sewing pin to do details. It doesn't absorb the paint, and you have much better control than with GW's "fine" detail brush (which isn't fine at all. Its gigantic)

I also use the pin to do highlights... takes a while but produces very nice results.

For the runes... do you wait until the other layers dry? That might screw up the white.
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Paint a thin layer of grey over the basecoat then the white in 2 or 3 very thin layers.
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 00:27   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know about all that other stuff... but I use a small sewing pin to do details. It doesn't absorb the paint, and you have much better control than with GW's "fine" detail brush (which isn't fine at all. Its gigantic)

I also use the pin to do highlights... takes a while but produces very nice results.

For the runes... do you wait until the other layers dry? That might screw up the white.
Yes I wait until it dries to do runes, but how do you do highlights?
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 02:17   #5 (permalink)
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how do you do highlights?
Ummm, Like sharp edge highlights? Paint the edge of the armor with a lighter color. Or you can do shading. Just go search painting tips. Coolminiornot.com has some good tutorials.
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