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the ed is a douche bag Inactive Member03 Jan 2013 5:44 a.m. PST

Right, dyed in the wool block painter has bought a bottle of Coat d'Arms black supershader.

I'm painting 15mm Napoleonics (Naismith & Heritage, with a few Minifigs bits). Any tips on using the stuff would be gratefully received. (Take it I need to stir it within an inch of its life before using?)

Ta in advance

Personal logo Swampster Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 6:15 a.m. PST

Do a practice figure first!

Paint lighter than you normally would. You may need to go over cross belts or other very light areas afterwards and faces may also need touching up.
What troops are you using the black on? I'd suggest it would be better on French, Prussian or Russian foot rather than British or Austrian.

WarrenB Inactive Member03 Jan 2013 6:25 a.m. PST

I've got a pot each of black and dark brown, and I'd say the black is thinner and more suited to a blacklining effect. Not that it's all going to run into the deepest recesses and show up as hair-thin tracing, but it's not going to be the surface-clinging, gradual shade of the other.

Also, it foams up somthing rotten when you shake it.

the ed is a douche bag Inactive Member03 Jan 2013 8:15 a.m. PST

Thanks for the replies. Does seem a bit thin. Noticed the foaming bit! Have found so far put a lot on, leave it then wipe off seems best. Not so sure on 'men' but I like the effect on horses. Haven't tried it on any 'equipment' yet.

Black Hat Miniatures03 Jan 2013 8:28 a.m. PST


The Black Super Shader is more of a wash than the browns, which are stains. We couldn't find a black stain that didn't simply leave your figure too black and too dark.

I use the Black Super Shader on a lot of 15mm especially for my Marlburians where I undercoat white, paint in lighter colours and then wash over with the Super Shader. It will run into the cracks, effectively blacklining the figure.

Hope that helps


Coat D'ams/ Black Hat

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