Olaf the Stout Posted June 26, 2008 Share Posted June 26, 2008 Hi all, I'm relatively new to painting so I am trying to learn all the best tips, tricks and techniques to improve. A couple of questions that I want to know people's personal preferences on: 1. After you undercoat your minis do you paint your basecoat in a mid-colour and then shade/highlight? Or do you paint your basecoat in in your shade colour and then layer over that to your mid-colour and highlights? I used to paint mid-colour first and then shade/highlight from there but I've given the second way a go and it seems to be working well. It takes a bit longer but the final result looks better in my opinion. 2. Do you basecoat your entire mini first and then shade/highlight? Or do you paint one colour, do the shading and highlighting before moving onto the next colour? I used to basecoat the whole mini first and then shade/highlight each colour but I found I would inadventantly get one colour paint onto another area by accident. If this happened to be an area I had already shaded/highlighted it could be quite a bit of work to fix up again. The mini I am currently painting I am testing out the paint one colour, highlight and shade to completion method. It is going ok so far but the mini is still only half finished. Olaf the Stout Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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