Painting White -- HOW

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Painting White -- HOW

Postby -Thrax » Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:51 pm

GAAAAAGGH! I've been trying to do it for a while now, and it's easily the hardest colour to paint -- even more so than yellow, I've found.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I'm proceeding from a white primer, FYI (obviously).

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Re: Painting White -- HOW

Postby mauleed » Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:12 pm

Space wolf grey first, then white. Space wolf grey is the least transparent "light" color. It will generally cover in one or two coats.

Make sure the white is not thick. Apply several coats.
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Re: Painting White -- HOW

Postby The Gunslinger » Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:04 am

I use Codex or Fortress Grey, whichever one is lightest, I can't remember
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Re: Painting White -- HOW

Postby -diel ka than » Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:47 am

Paint it white

Dip it

touch up the white
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Re: Painting White -- HOW

Postby -company13 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:52 am

My personal favorite over a black spray is Codex then Space Wolves and on to white, not to go off topic but I love the Vallego white, seems to cover way better. But as everyoe has their own style try em all out and see what works best
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Re: Painting White -- HOW

Postby -decado » Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:35 am

It is really simple DON'T try for a pure white colour, you never see pure white in real life it is usually a white/grey colour so when i paint white i use a 99% white 1% shadow grey mix this means i can save pure white for highlights, which i usually drybrush on.
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Re: Painting White -- HOW

Postby subversive » Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:41 am

If you look around, most whites aren't neutral either. Using a "cool" shade or a "warm" shade for your shadows can add a bit of depth. Mixing a tiny bit of blue into your white for shadow will yield a cool white look. Using some bleached bone and a light brown will produce a warm or antique white look.
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Re: Painting White -- HOW

Postby -Gizzakk » Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:45 am

i agree, i wouldnt actually ever paint a flat white surface, at the very least i would higlight up from a brown or grey around the edges and that should take care of your coverage problem, i play orcs and orks, so i generally use beastial brown or snakebite leather through bleached bone to white, as this gives it a bit more depth kind of like the lining in described in the how to paint citadel minatures if you ever picked it up
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