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PostSubject: Painting yellow over black? Help!   Fri 27 Jun 2008 - 12:11

Hello everyone, just another question for you painting experts out there. How do I get yellow to layer smoothly over a black undercoat? I'm using GW paint (sunburst yellow over chaos black) and it seems like no matter what I do the yellow looks mottled and slightly lumpy. I usually thin my paint down with water and build up a few coats, but for some reason I can't get it to look smooth and clean. I even tried using less/more water and that didn't work either.

What do you guys recommend? Should I paint the section I want to put the yellow over a different color first? It doesn't look horrible right now, but it's definitely not as smooth as other parts of the model.

Thanks a ton!

(pictures will follow when I actually finish the handful of goblins I'm practicing on)
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PostSubject: Re: Painting yellow over black? Help!   Fri 27 Jun 2008 - 14:00

Hey Synder,

Don't start with the yellow. First lay down a base coat of an orange or red-orane; then a brighter shade of yellow-orange; and finally the yellow.
If you dry brush the mini with white you can get the effect of a white under coat & still have the black shadowing effect [it's easier to see the details that way].
That's the way I do it anyway, & I've gotten a compliment or two on the result [there are so many tasteless people out there Suspect ]. Hope this works for you. Sir, yes sir!
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PostSubject: Re: Painting yellow over black? Help!   Fri 27 Jun 2008 - 17:45

Thanks a lot, that really made it look much better. The night goblins are coming along...I'm fairly pleased with them seeing as how I haven't painted in so long. It's fun. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Painting yellow over black? Help!   Fri 27 Jun 2008 - 18:01

Night Goblins? ALL RIGHT! thumbsup

Glad to be of help, ESPECIALLY for Night Goblins. It ain't easy being Green!
Sometimes a break from painting leads to an upsurge in quality & enjoyment. Have fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Painting yellow over black? Help!   Wed 2 Jul 2008 - 18:42

i find that brown is good for this task as well
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PostSubject: Re: Painting yellow over black? Help!   Thu 3 Jul 2008 - 2:38

Alternatively you could use an orange or yellow foundation paint.

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PostSubject: Re: Painting yellow over black? Help!   Thu 3 Jul 2008 - 10:06

If you dont have foundation, the absolute best starter is bleached bone.
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