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How to Paint Black

Greetings one and all.

Today, I’m going to give you a quick guide to how I like to paint black. Ready?

Spray Grey Seer or Corax White, then splash one coat of Black Templar contrast. Let dry and done.

Thanks for reading my guide and….. nah, sorry. I had to mess about a tad.

Now for the real guide.

Firstly, you’ll need to prime your model with a black undercoat.

After this, I like to paint over parts of my models again with standard black paint. I find a spray can might not always get into the harder to reach parts of models, like in between joints or behind various details, though this extra stage is up to you depending on how thorough you want to be. The reason I do this though is to ensure that every part of the model has a coat of black paint.

Once the paint has dried, I then dry brush Mechanicus Standard Grey over the entire model, making sure to always stroke the brush in a downwards motion to keep a consistent covering of paint on the model.

Next, I dry brush a light coat of Dawnstone over the raised areas of the model.

Lastly, I touch up the models most raised details with Administratum Grey.

As you can see, black is a fairly easy colour to paint. However if you want a slightly warmer looking black, you can always replace Mechanicus Standard Grey with Fenrisian Grey, and then simply follow the same process as above.

And hey, if you really want to go the extra mile, you can pick out the most extreme edges of your model with White Scar to really bring out those highlights.

And there we have it.

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