Relic Knights Painting Whites

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When we paint a miniature, we typically have the option to shade and highlight the colors we’ve chosen, adding the illusion of greater depth to the model. With white, we are already at the top of the scale, there’s no way to highlight white, right? Well, yes, that’s true. When we paint white, we have to take a slightly different approach – paint very light grey and highlight and shade from there. Another problem people have when trying to paint lots of pure white is that many white paints are quite thin and require several coats to get solid overage, which leaves plenty of opportunity for brush strokes and streaks.

There are a number of factions that feature white in their “typical” color schemes, but none more so than the Shattered Sword. I figured the Sebastian Cross’ Relic would be a great example of the way to approach a large white model.  Read More.


Relic Knights is a quick and dynamic tabletop strategy battle game with a card-based system to represent esper—the energy which binds the universe. Players draw and use this esper to unleash devastating attacks and cunning counters upon their foes. Choose from six powerful factions, each playing a vital role in the fate of the universe. Their actions will lead to its salvation or herald the destruction of all things.

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