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Monday, 19 December 2016

Painting Guide - PAINTS (Must have Colours)

Howdy folks,

Following on from my brief 'Brushes' guide, here is a list of TEN paint colours that I would recommend a new painter buy to start off their collection.

A general note - when considering a colour, buy a slightly darker shade of that colour. The reason for this is, its easier to lighten a shade with a mix of white than it is to darker the shade with a touch of black. You can also lighten a number of times by adding a touch more white each time.

Top Ten Paints to have -

1. White 
2. Black

Both of these paints act as good undercoats, as well as used to lighten/darken other shades.

3. Silver

From knights to gun barrels, you will always have a use for silver. It is also very hard to get a good 'metallic' effect without a metallic paint.

4. Flesh

Another popular colour. Aim for a 'mid-tan', slightly over regular skin tones, as flesh can have a habit of looking too pale on many models.

5. Brown
6. Green
7. Blue
8. Red

For these solid colours choose shades that are 'flat', and remember - slightly darker shades are easier to lighten. Dark Blue + White = Mid Blue... Mid + White = light blue

9. Yellow Brown

Yellow is a very hard colour to work with for a beginner. Instead of a pale watery yellow, a good pick is a choosing a Yellow Brown, and using the +white to get a paler shade.

10. Leather

Like 'silver', leather is a hard colour to mix. A good pick for #10 here would be a solid Leather shade.

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