If you want to do zenithal and don't own an airbrush I'd recommend priming black and then drybrushing white with exclusively downward strokes. Edited by battle captain corpus, 14 August 2019 - 10:28 AM. The first thing to know is that this technique requires a spray primer. Speed and efficiency was the name of the game (as always). I usually just use the citadel rattle cans. You don’t want this to cover the whole model, only the surface area the paint can get to at that angle. I started with using PVA and sand to give the bases some texture before using a rattle can and zenithal highlights to establish the overall colors. Just be aware if you’re out in freezing cold or crazy humidity, your results might be crappy. Required fields are marked *. Your email address will not be published. Saxon Dog's Technique (blocking colors, washes, and highlights over a dark washed, white primer; Most of the video's I've seen on YouTube lately have started from a zenithal prime and then used inks, glazes, or "contrasts" paints to build up from there. The process is simple and pretty straight forward. Cans of spray paint don’t work very well in the cold. For this you should use a synthetic brush (round, size 0-ish) as the oilpaint and artist's spririt will ruin your nice sable hair brushes. Lock in the miniature with a satin or matt varnish. 1850 Death Company List (mech) W:0 D:0 L:0 Especially in northern climates like here in Illinois, that can be a serious problem for hobbyists. Depending on how intense or spread out you want your OSL. Finally, if I want to depict a water can, I paint on the obligatory white cross. Each successive highlight concentrates more towards the front and top of the model until finally your applying the final highlight just to … Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The result is just as good as you'd get with rattle cans (if you know how to drybrush properly anyway) and you don't have to deal with finniky white spray primer. It is possible you have seen me use this in my painting a zombie step-by-step article. I saw this in one of Sorastros amazing videos, so he needs a lot of credit for teaching me this technique. The two shades of red will give a nice 3D-effect on the scratches. The TGMPStudio store is for you that need some bases for your miniature painting project, wether it be basses for a whole army or a display base for your favourite miniature. paint the details (armour joints, metal trims, eye lenses etc). And then white straight on from the lightsource, it helps you increase the constrast of your OSL. Zenithal Priming is a method of priming where you use three colors instead of just one. Apocalypse W:1 D:0 L:0 | Heresy 2500 Mechanised IXth W:2 D:1 L:0. You might not want to cover nearly as much of the model, as you normally would with a zenithal highlight. I had to hold the can sideways for the zenithal white coat. Zenithal highlighting on models can be a huge and somewhat complex topic and it's with some reservation that I'm posting this whole "tutorial." If you prime the model black. Winter is coming, and for anyone who paints miniatures (or gunpla, or other kinds of models) that means one thing: You had better have all your priming done to get you by for the next few months. At a 45-60 degree angle, spray the model with the light gray paint. White tends to look chalky. - posted in + BLOOD ANGELS +: Hello you lovely folks! 2000 Heavy Mech List W:0 D:0 L:1 Two Towers List W:0 D:0 L:0 Two blog posts in two days is a first for a while but it’s a public holiday here so I’ve had some extra time with my new P3 paints and my SCE Underworld’s Warband. Here is my first attempt at zenithal priming with auto store rattle cans (that's what I had): I see what people mean about the auto primer nozzles: the fan shape makes the spray tough to control. Today I checked out the P3 … Read more Re(a)dy or not, here I come. First I primed the model all black, then at a 45 degree angle sprayed on the light gray, and adding a bit more from the direction of the sword. I’ve been painting miniatures on the regular for a few years now, and I know enough to say that I still have a lot to learn. It is what it is. 1000 Scout list W:0 D:0 L:0 First I attach the models to my trusty-crusty piece of ancient cardboard with poster putty, then I prime with Army Painter Uniform Grey (from a rattle can). Community Forum Software by IP.BoardLicensed to: David Johnston (Brother Argos) and the Bolter and Chainsword, This is not recommended for shared computers, battle captain corpus and Charlo like this. At the TGMPStudio blog you can find Kickstarter tabletop game news, tutorials, process photos from different projects and other stuff that I think you might like. 25% said "I don't use zenithal painting" 20% said "I don't understand what zenithal painting is" John the OFM : 03 Dec 2020 1:52 p.m. PST: I never heard if it. This technique is used to brighten the highlights on your mini, while at the same time darkening the shadows. Using the base red colour you sprayed with (perhaps Mephiston red will work if you use Halfords red spray can) and a lighter red (Wild rider red or Evil sunz) do small scratches on the armour, focus on lower legs, arms and the knees. I use rustoleum flat black and flat white to prime, and never had problem when I … Zenithal priming uses a gradient of grays to mimic the sun at mid day. It can all be done with different coloured spray cans, but it is a bit harder to control the bursts from a spray can. You currently have javascript disabled. Assuming you're completely "allergic" to airbrushing, and insist on spraycans, this is what I'd try out if I were you, but try it out it on a test mini first. 31% said "I've never tried zenithal painting" 25% said "I don't use zenithal painting" 20% said "I don't understand what zenithal painting is" John the OFM : 03 Dec 2020 1:52 p.m. PST: I never heard if it. 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