Colouring In

As Gaz has pointed out, motivation to paint can often be the biggest obstacle. Well, as it turns out, writing this blog is an excellent motivator. Last week’s painting projects are all done and there’s new ‘Nids on the table already.

How to paint my ‘Nids. Stage by stage. (Just in case i forget 😛 )

So… Stage 1 – The Undercoat.

GW would lead you to believe that Chaos Black (or Skull White) spray is the only way to undercoat your models. This is in fact a lie! Personally i use any old Matt black spray i can lay my hands on. Usually car body spray from Poundland.

Really as long as you shake it properly (so it doesn’t dry too shiny) anything will do. It’s a damn sight cheaper too, and let’s face it, very little (if any) of it will be visible on the finished model.

A properly ventilated area is a must (unless you like paint-fume induced headaches…). I usually arrange the “target” models on an old box lid and then spray it from approximately a foot away, rotating the box 45 degrees between each blast. this means that you get all the fiddly bits without overly saturating the model.

Leave it to dry.


More to follow….

(when the undercoat dries)

On the painting table this week: Trygon, 15 “Devilgaunts”.

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