Recently, I stumbled onto an easy method for painting white. I have multiple white paints and I've grown to hate them all. They each have issues with coverage. Some are too thick, some too thin, some grainy or crackle after they dry. After reading a positive review on a new US paint, Monument Pro Acrylic, I bought a bottle of their Bold Titanium White and 1 of Coal Black. These come in 22ml jars with a glass agitator. The agitator is a nice touch but to be clear, the paint itself is very close to the consistency of my Vallejo airbrush paints. It is not thick at all so the agitator is just a nice touch.
Step 1 is to get a bottle of Monument's Pro Acrylic Bold Titanium White. I haven't been this crazy about a hobby product in a long time. You'll also need a pot of Citadel's Apothecary White contrast. With these in hand, I start with a Zenithal primer over my figures. That's a gray primer all over followed by white primer sprayed directly from above and rocking out just a bit. You're trying to keep some gray intact in the folds & shadows. This does not have to be perfect.
Effective and fantastic technique, great job!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your tips, as you said it gives a neat result, the figures are top!
you done a great paintwork, your tips are welcome, painting white is always tricky (like the yellow I think).
Yes! Its a bit of a trick and I'm happy to now have a method for this madness.Delete
Thanks for tips Monty! 🙂ReplyDelete
The contrast is striking on these Sudanese archers ... And congratulations also for the bright colors of their scarves! 😎
Thanks, I am happy with how bright the archers turned out. :-)Delete
Nice work, always difficult to paint white effectively!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ian, I appreciate it!Delete
Very convincing results!ReplyDelete
Excellent result Monty! Will have a look where to source this magic white from this side of the pond.ReplyDelete
Thanks! It is hard to source things internationally these days. I do hope you can find it!Delete
Looks great Monty. Always tough to get white looking good, but you seem to have nailed it!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Pru!Delete
Beautifully painted with a great technique, Monty!ReplyDelete
I use Vallejo Ivory instead of a strictly white paint. Wouldn't Corax White be a good substitute for the grey?ReplyDelete