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Made in us
Incorporating Wet-Blending






Glendale, AZ

So everybody is always complaining about how yellow is hard to paint. Over dark basecoats or light, it always comes out blotchy and takes layer upon layer of the stuff to get a good even coat. Well here's my solution.

There are two different methods here, one for textured surfaces, and one for smooth.

Step 1. Apply the base coat. For textured surfaces, start with orange:



For smooth surfaces, lay down a good, even coat of white. It's very important that your white is even and not blotchy. While this can be hard on a darker surface, I find even white to be easier than yellow in terms of consistency.



Step 2: Apply white over the orange. For textured surfaces drybrush it on, leaving the orange in the recesses; Remember the more you drybrush, the whiter the surface will get, and the brighter the yellow will be. In the example I just painted the white on, leaving the orange visible towards the rim of the shoulderpad. (Protip: If you can blend well, this would be a good way to build in shading. I can't blend one bit, so this example will look not so good. I will include examples of this technique on textured surfaces at the end of the tutorial.) This bit is important: BE CERTAIN YOU HAVE LET THE PAINT DRY FULLY BEFORE THE NEXT STEP.



Step 3: Apply yellow ink to the area. I usually dip my brush into the ink, then directly into my rinse water to dilute the ink as I find it a bit strong right out of the pot. Experiment to see if you prefer your ink straight or diluted. Remember what I said about being sure the paint is dry? Witness the orange dot.



On the plain white basecoat:



Luckily fixing mistakes is easy. Just repaint white over the error, and then take a walk or something.



Re-ink if necessary and paint the trim:

Orange basecoat:



White Basecoat:


Once everything is dry, a good matte coat will take the shine right off.


So for some examples of textured surfaces.

The following models dont have a single brushstroke of actual yellow paint anywhere on them:









That's all there is to it. Yellow the easy way.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2009/06/08 06:14:36


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South Africa

Yellow is my worst enemy.So thanks for the advice,nice tutorial.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

If yellow ink was still sold i would praise you
   
Made in us
Incorporating Wet-Blending






Glendale, AZ

I'm sure you can still get it, GW can't have been the only manufacturer.




Automatically Appended Next Post:
Voila:

http://www.em4miniatures.com/acatalog/Vallejo_Inks.html

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2009/06/08 07:03:19


Mannahnin wrote:A lot of folks online (and in emails in other parts of life) use pretty mangled English. The idea is that it takes extra effort and time to write properly, and they’d rather save the time. If you can still be understood, what’s the harm? While most of the time a sloppy post CAN be understood, the use of proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling is generally seen as respectable and desirable on most forums. It demonstrates an effort made to be understood, and to make your post an easy and pleasant read. By making this effort, you can often elicit more positive responses from the community, and instantly mark yourself as someone worth talking to.
insaniak wrote: Every time someone threatens violence over the internet as a result of someone's hypothetical actions at the gaming table, the earth shakes infinitisemally in its orbit as millions of eyeballs behind millions of monitors all roll simultaneously.


 
   
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Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Lordhat wrote:I'm sure you can still get it, GW can't have been the only manufacturer.




Automatically Appended Next Post:
Voila:

http://www.em4miniatures.com/acatalog/Vallejo_Inks.html


Wow they do still sell it, thanks for the link
   
Made in us
Incorporating Wet-Blending






Glendale, AZ

NP


Mannahnin wrote:A lot of folks online (and in emails in other parts of life) use pretty mangled English. The idea is that it takes extra effort and time to write properly, and they’d rather save the time. If you can still be understood, what’s the harm? While most of the time a sloppy post CAN be understood, the use of proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling is generally seen as respectable and desirable on most forums. It demonstrates an effort made to be understood, and to make your post an easy and pleasant read. By making this effort, you can often elicit more positive responses from the community, and instantly mark yourself as someone worth talking to.
insaniak wrote: Every time someone threatens violence over the internet as a result of someone's hypothetical actions at the gaming table, the earth shakes infinitisemally in its orbit as millions of eyeballs behind millions of monitors all roll simultaneously.


 
   
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Yeah, I use Vallejo yellow. I like it very much.

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Excellent work mate.
However I have found that just pure Iyanen Darksun over Black gives it a nice muted yellow look. But still, excellent work!

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Made in us
Incorporating Wet-Blending






Glendale, AZ

The best part is how fast this method is. The tutorial took me about an hour and a half to make, most of that was sifting through the pics to find the best shots, and then the upload and formatting of the post.

Mannahnin wrote:A lot of folks online (and in emails in other parts of life) use pretty mangled English. The idea is that it takes extra effort and time to write properly, and they’d rather save the time. If you can still be understood, what’s the harm? While most of the time a sloppy post CAN be understood, the use of proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling is generally seen as respectable and desirable on most forums. It demonstrates an effort made to be understood, and to make your post an easy and pleasant read. By making this effort, you can often elicit more positive responses from the community, and instantly mark yourself as someone worth talking to.
insaniak wrote: Every time someone threatens violence over the internet as a result of someone's hypothetical actions at the gaming table, the earth shakes infinitisemally in its orbit as millions of eyeballs behind millions of monitors all roll simultaneously.


 
   
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Fresh-Faced New User




London, UK

Sorry for the necropost. I just wanted to enquire if anyone had more examples using the above method and a Vallejo ink?

Also. Is a black undercoat reqyired for septh or would white and then straight to white ink work?

Cheers!
   
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