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Personal logo BobTYW Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2020 5:23 p.m. PST

I am starting my Alpha Legion (CSM) and have a couple of questions. Are most of Blue/Green colors a combination of more than one color or is there one color that come close on its own. What about undercoat? my buddy does chaos black and I have seen leadbelcher. any thoughts. Any colors you can suggest would be welcome, examples.

Der Krieg Geist31 Jul 2020 2:31 a.m. PST

What ever color looks best to your eye. You can't make it incorrect as it is fictional. :)
Color theory is a bit hard to explain but super easy to visualize. There are several free color wheel programs on the net that work great.

As for priming, I prefer Krylon light grey primer or white for everything. Many swear by black primer but I don't recommend it.

Color-work in miniature scale is really about optical illusion creation, I won't get to deep on it :) Just know that building colors over white is easy for light and saturated colors. For dark colors you can always add a quick thin dark wash /stain to go under darks, but is not usually necessary.

The opposite is not true of trying to build light or saturated color over black. To many layers needed and unnecessary work. Black primer only works good for block color painters that use the black for all shadowing. It give a kind of comic-book art look to miniatures. Looks good also but not my thing. :)

Hope this was helpful

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 7:52 a.m. PST

One option Bob:

Lazyworker31 Jul 2020 12:41 p.m. PST

I really enjoy Goobertown Hobbies YouTube channel.
A very good paint color video is in the link below:
YouTube link

For primers, depends on what colors I want. I'm a block paint then wash wargamer, so painting is not my strong suit. I favor black a lot but white, grey, and other primers are in my toolbox too. Sometimes I have to dry brush a white/grey over the black to see what I'm painting. Some auto and home supply store primers work after applying a sealer. Get some junk/broken figures for free/cheap and experiment is the best advise I can give.

Der Krieg Geist31 Jul 2020 2:05 p.m. PST

I like the guy from Goobertown Hobbies also. :) I would love to play war games with him as he is my kind of mellow. I do not however care very much for his painting methods or results. It is just the ascetics don't work for me. I like entirely different styles and results, so I am not saying his work is bad, just not my taste.

Other folks may want to adopt his methods as it suits them. :)

Personal logo BobTYW Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2020 12:20 p.m. PST

The YouTube reference, Uesugi Kenshin was a very good recommend. A quick way to get up and running. I can see this is very subjective. These figures do paint up very well with Citadel Paints (Contrast and other wise). Thanks Again.

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