first things first airbrush cleaning!! its a bugger annoying and time consuming but once the air brush is clean again you can start painting!!
the next thing iv learnt is mix the paint before putting it in the feed !!!
now the lessons have been learned on to the model itself youll remember from the last post the fex was black and white. the white is the base and the black is the pre shading areas (recessess) so iv now applied the first colour which is the carapace.
in this picture i have started to apply the purple and you can see that where the white used2 be the colour is lighter and where its black its darker the black is also comming jus to show the difference at this stage.
the next pictures are off the finished carapace the transition from the dark areas to the light areas is very sublte as iv used a darker purple but you can still see that their is a differece. notably no brush marks!!!
the next colour that i willapply will be the skin tone this will be a challange to controll the air brush and flow so that i dont mark the carapace.
and if for some crazy reason your following this or using the same techniques for your own minis i used liche purple
any GW colour that is labelled as a"layer" will work fine as well i shouldalsopoint out using the GW "base"colours will give anoverall darker result where as the "highlight" will give a lighter result