mrFickle wrote:I got a wet pallet recently and I actually don’t think they are good for noobs. With a dry pallet you just add some paint and a drop of water to thin it.
Yes a wet pallet has the same effect but in a different way and if you have too much water or not enough water on your sponge the results of applying paint vary in a frustrating way. Also how you spread your paint on the pallet affects how it goes onto the model.
With a dry pallet it’s easier to get your layers to the same consistency over and over again. IMO
I agree that switching to a wet pallet later on is a good idea especially for blending colours etc but most people I think end up using a bit of both
I taught my kiddos on wet pallets and at 5 and 7 they do fine. Increasing the open time of your paints is valuable beyond measure. Sure it’s not essential but it’s not making it any worse.
For the OP
with whites; you want to wash whites with a blue generally. Before I got into washes in the dark times I base coated shadow grey and then skull white. These days my whites are either Vallejo Silver grey or P3 Menoth white highlight.
I’m doing a squad sisters right now and silver grey with a wash of Payne’s grey is just right IMO