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Help Choosing colors

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Audvin, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Audvin
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    Audvin New Member

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    Hi,

    I could really use some help with what colors to buy and what to use for spray-primer.

    I think I have a rough idea in my head about how I want my Seraphon army to look, but it's been 15 years since I last painted anything so all the how-to's and what not have faded from memory.

    What I'm thinking is to make the skin something like Bleached Bone with a darker wash maybe, and then different shades of green and/or brown for the scales. So what spray should I use for basecoat then?

    I'll try and add photo of the last dino I painted some 14-15 years ago. I'm not going with that color scheme but it's an opportunity to showcase what kind of level I was at and will hopefully surpass this time around.

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    Sorry about the potato-photos...
     
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  2. Warden
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    Warden Well-Known Member

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    I always use straight up black spraypaint for my undercoats, but I hear that if you want to start with a lighter color (like bleached bone) then start with a white spray paint undercoat.
     
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  3. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    If your after a bone colour, prime white or you could use Army painter Skeleton bone.
     
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  4. LizardWizard
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    LizardWizard Well-Known Member

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    I would probably prime grey. On the lighter end of grey to be exact. Something close to Ulthuan or Celestra grey. I am lazy and prefer to do my shadow lining by not doing it at all and just leave a bit of undercoat untouched. That is why I pretty well avoid straight white primers.
     
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  5. GuaDan
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    I like to use a white primer, but go for artists' acrylic gesso as I have buckets of that stuff I use for canvas or panels.

    Grey gives you great control over values (dark vs light) and temperature (warm vs cool). And looks like a solid choice for what you intend to do.
     
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  6. LizardWizard
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    Gesso also has some shrinking properties. Which means you maintain all your model details and have a pretty chip resistant undercoating.
     
  7. Audvin
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    I'll give grey primer a go on the first SC box and se how it goes from there. Thanks guys :)
     

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