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Thursday, 25 August 2011

I Hate Painting Yellow Continued...I've Cracked It!

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By jove I think he's got it!

Yes indeed ladies and gents!

And it's something I can do relatively easily.

It is literally Foundation White and the a Flat Yellow hit it with a wash then highlight with white/yellow mix.


I would show you an example but I currently can't haha.

But hopefully I shall be able to tomorrow.

I can't explain how happy I am this worked after spending the whole day trying loads of different combinations.

Mostly resulting in a to dark of a yellow or an extremely streaky yellow or to thick.

This being only around 3 layers plus wash is less time consuming than all of the other things I've tried and also looks the way I want.

This won't be for most people because I seem to find most people like a more muted yellow.

I was ready to concede hand painting yellow as it was seeming hopeless and was quite ready to go buy some spray but this worked so saves me a walk and doesn't hurt my pocket.

I realise that it doesn't look extremely professional or anything but what I have found is that alot of the people I've seen on websites/forums with really nice Imperial Fists I find out airbrushed/sprayed them.

This being the colour that I want them which is a kind of lemon yellow.

If I can find my old airbrush I might have to break it out eventually and try it but until then I have found this method which works to a reasonable standard.

Also this is where I got the idea

*Edit* Also on an unrelated let me know how you like the new set up.


Warflake out

[End Transmission]


  1. Congrats on finding what works for you it's always nice when the pieces fall into place after lots of exsperimenting.

  2. Congrats dude! I love it when I figure out a painting problem like that- very satisfying :)

  3. Gongratz dud on figuring the age old problem of yellow. I used to have that problem. Until I made a formula, Black Undercoat, inyaden darksun, then iyanden darksun and golden yellow 50/50, the golen yellow, with a wash of gryphone sepia to finish off.

    My best advice I could give to any one is: Never use children's poster paints for model painting. The cpnsistancy of colour sucks and it had a garny feel to it that also makes it easy to rub off.

    Dark Artisan




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