Currently painting my second Eldar guardian squad in white and finding it very time consuming (I hate uneven coats). Initially I painted them with a base coat of codex grey then painted the armour skull white leaving the gaps in the armour codex grey. 5 coats on each of the armour section later and god knows how much time, I have a wonderful looking squad. So with the second squad I tried a different way. First I sprayed them skull white and gave them a wash, this failed, I may as well have painted them grey the way citadel sprays absorbs washes. So I tried spraying them in white again and painting the creases and gap in the armour grey in the hopes I would not have to use so many layers of white. However this turned out to take just as long.
Then I heard of the new paints Citadel where creating and read this....
"Citadel Base paints are high quality acrylic paints specially formulated for basecoating your Citadel miniatures quickly and easily. They are designed to give a smooth matte finish over black or white undercoats with a single layer."
"The answer to all my prays!" I thought and on the release day I was at my local GW and got me a ceramite white.
Well it is stronger than Skull white but still taking 3 coats to get the look I want.
So this is my plea to you good folks out there! Do you have any tips, hints or guides on painting pure white on a dark grey base coat with out using 3+ coats?
Some of you may think (or say) just get your head down and plod on with it and I would agree with you however I have little spare time and I intend to have more guardians squads in the future.
Below are some old images of the guardians.
Cheers in advance!