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AARs / Re: My Laughable Painting Attempts
« Last post by Undercovergeek on Today at 03:51:26 AM »
Citadel all the way - the 3 mentioned plus seraphim sepia for a lighter brown wash
AARs / Re: My Laughable Painting Attempts
« Last post by Bison on Today at 12:22:54 AM »
If I were you, I would invest in some Citadel washes. They are IMHO the best shades on the market. The washes are easier to work with than inks because they are much more forgiving to new painter mistakes. They pop out details with minimal effort. I recommend the following colors: Agrax Earthshade, Rekland Flesh, and Nuln Oil. You can add colors based on your pallet but these cover most situations when starting out. I actually only use the famous Nuln Oil on silver metals and grey colors. It's black and really overly darkens other colors. 

I know a lot of people love the Army Painter "tone" washes but I have never used them and cannot speak to their effectiveness. I have used Vallejo washes and hate them but I do love Vallejo inks.
AARs / Re: My Laughable Painting Attempts
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Yesterday at 09:07:02 PM »
Thanks guys, I'll do that.  :bigthumb:
AARs / Re: My Laughable Painting Attempts
« Last post by Bison on Yesterday at 08:06:18 PM »
Looking good.

Red, yellow, and white are all very translucent colors so they tend to show the colors underneath. I suspect what you are seeing is your "salt and pepper" white/black base coat still showing through your paint. So yes, sometimes it takes three layers especially if you are thinning your paints. Thin your paints. Once you move onto zenithal highlighting, you can use the undercoat as shade/highlight technique.

The key is not to be overly critical and just learn from the process. No matter what they will still be the best painted Oni on your table. :)
I can play if there is a slot.

Actually I was wrapped in a blanket this morning huddled around the stove. . . it was a frigid 62 at 8 am this morning. 
I am available if you have a slot.


don't you have a bonfire to start and blankets to find?  I mean, it's below 80° right?
Age of Gunpowder / Re: Horse and Musket.
« Last post by besilarius on Yesterday at 04:39:37 PM »
AARs / Re: My Laughable Painting Attempts
« Last post by bob48 on Yesterday at 04:39:24 PM »
There are many techniques for shading and highlighting and using acrylic inks, but although tips from painters are useful, there is really no substitute for experimentation and gaining experience.