Running into a odd situation. Finally able to basecoat my figures without them turning to crap, now I think its a color problem. I'm doing Tau armor, using midnight blue and red gore as the primary colors on a black primer spray. This is offset by boltgun metal bandings and pads. The idea was a night fighting unit, dark urban colors with bright reflective surfaces to break up their figures at a distance.
The first problem mainly is on my hammerhead, though its also on my fire warriors to a smaller extent. Any large flat surface really. When I paint the coat on, the paint particles sort of congeal. They don't lump, so its not a problem with the substance itself, but its like looking at a topogrpahical map almost, black going to blue or red. I've been using arylic flow improver for a while now, and that seesm to help some, but is this a different problem that I'm jsut not seeing.
Also, does anyone else here use a dark color scheme that can help with the color problem I'm looking at? In addition to the pooling thing, the color just never looks blue, just black with blue mottling. Am I wasting my time trying to paint a dark color on black primer, or am I approaching it wrong, that I should start with a lighter color and paint down, or something? I'll try and post some pics later.