Basecoating is the first layer of paint on a model, after the spray priming stage with Colour Primers. Your chosen Colour Primer has a Warpaint that is a 100% colour match which you can use to fix any mistakes down the road. Using a Wet Palette will keep your paints fresh throughout the project.
We recommend applying your paints in one or two layers to preserve the detail on your miniature. You can thin your Warpaints with clean water. And – always (ALWAYS!) remember to give your paints a thorough shake before using them.
Put a drop of Warpaint™ on the wet palette and drag the paint over the wet paper to get a perfect consistency. If you’re using a palette you can add a drop of water and mix.
Start out by painting the areas that are hardest to reach with your brush to avoid accidentally hitting areas you already painted. Here we are using Leather Brown for the cuircass.
When changing colours make sure you rinse out your brush thoroughly in cold water and carefully dry it afterwards.
Roll the wet brush against a damp towel or your palm to make the tip pointy again. Make sure you remove the tiny drop of water that always forms on the brush.
When picking up paint, don’t overload the brush. You only need to load the front half of the bristles.
Depending on the colour of the paint and the underlying colour you might need extra layers of paint. Always use thinned down layers of paint, instead of trying to cover the area in one go to avoid covering up details.
Yellow is a colour that will often need more than one coat. Add another layer of Daemonic Yellow to get a nice consistent basecoat on the armor panels and shoulder plates.
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Move on to the next areas of colour and repeat these steps until you have base coated your entire model with your colour scheme of choice. Then you can go on to the next step: ‘How to apply Quickshade Wash’. If you feel lost or need inspiration we have included a section on colour theory in ‘Pick a Colour Scheme’.