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Nitro
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 02:33 PM UTC
Hi all,
I'm recently started to paint a warhammer army but I have some difficulties at painting the clothes of my infantry. I want to do them black and white. What basecolors should I use and with what colours schould I mix them to highlight and shadow?

Many thanks, Davy.
insolitus
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Goteborgs och Bohus, Sweden
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 04:16 PM UTC
Hi Davy,
Which army is it and how much time will you spend on each figure? Wich paint will you use?
Tell us a little bit more and itīs easier to help you!
Cheers Andreas
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 05:32 PM UTC
Hi Davy,

I'm guessing your using acrylics?

For white, try using an off-white for your base coat, highlight with pure (normal) white, paint your shadows with a pale grey, for deeper shadows use the pale grey mixed with a small amount of black, and your deepest shadows with a black grey.

HTH

Rudi
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 05:52 PM UTC
You could use a deep blue or purple for shadows. A cream for highlights.
Nitro
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 06:41 PM UTC
I'm playing/painting Bretonnia they are all 28mm figures. I'm using Vallejo acrylics. How much time I spend on painting them doesn't matter, I want them to be beautifull, not just in a jar of paint dipped figures.

And thanks for the replies till now.
Tarok
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 06:54 PM UTC
Hi Davy

Check out these Vallejo mixes on Colorado Miniatures

http://www.coloradominiatures.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=5

HTH

Rudi
insolitus
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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 03:33 AM UTC
Ahh brets.. thats a powerful looking army! I would second what most people already said, make the black parts dark grey as a base and only use black in the deepest shadows. Also restrain your highlighting in the black parts, if you highlight too much and too light it can easy look dull and boring. You can always try mixing in some brown to make the colour a bit warmer.

White parts I usually shade in one of three ways, either with lightblue, bone/brown or grey. With grey when it shold look just normal, with blue when it should look very new or clean and with bone/brown when it shold look dirty and old. I would suggest you go with the brown/off-white method as it will be an army in the field. Only use white to the lightest highlight.

The reason why I asked how much time you intended to spend was because quite a lot of armies I have planned have been abandon because it takes too long for me to paint a figure...

I hope something of this helps!
Cheers Andreas
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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 01:28 PM UTC
Davy I work at GW so all the ideas are great for you to start your bretonians (MY Nephews choice and He loves those Pegasus knights) I would dress up you knights of the realm but for questing Knight I would dirty up the edges and weather thier faces and clothing. ig trick is spend time on your generals , standard bearers, musicians, champions and on our rare and specialist troops - rank snd file don't go over the top as this then does not allow you characters to stand out ( and believe me I got this wrong with my first space marine army- evry figue with individual bits paint work names and all but they all look like characters)- Thes eare just my suggestions Davy and I just want to enourage you as My Dwarves grw every day - curent count 850 of the wee fellows (all painted and a lot customised and converted) and that does not include my 3 Imerial Guard armies 2 Space ork armies and empire Middenheim army and 200 space marines plus odds and sodsfor Necromunda,Mordhiem, Gorka Morka, Space hulk and Blood bowl
Keep it going and all the best my friend
Ian
Nitro
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006 - 07:14 PM UTC
Thanks for all the help guys. This advice will certainly help me with the painting of my army.

Davy