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    Painting Power Swords

    Hey all, wondering if you could help me. Nemesis force weapons are usually silver, but to make my squad leaders (justicars) stand out i want the blades to be covered, I've made an effort at blending dark blue to light blue but i buggered it up. Could anyone help me? A step by step guide would be awesome


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    i really cant give you a step by step guide, but i paint them blue, and put white lightning marks on them, and then varnish. that really makes it stand out

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    I paint them a dark shade of the color then highlight with a lighter shade and finally do a pure ink wash of that color.
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    Dear All Concerned,

    Well, it may be a couple of days, but I will have pictures and ssteps on how to do these in my painting project...

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    If you cannot wait, please PM me.

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    Cheers guys, I'll have another shot

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    When i blend swords its best to get yourself a plate or slate (something as a pallet) to work on.

    Pick out all of your colours of that type you have. So if you want a blue blade, every blue you have and white. Red would be every red you have and either a orange or yellow depending on how far your going.

    Start by painting the blade with your darkest colour, i used storm blue, then mixed it 50:50 with the next one i had, then used that one pure, then 50:50 with the next and so on and so forth.

    The key instrument in this is your pallet, when your mixing, you will be able to compare the colours to make sure your getting a good incriment to the lighter colours.

    Practice on a bit of sprue first.

    I usually apply the paint slightly further down the edge of the blade than the centre to give the feel of the edge having more power supplied to it.

    My first attempt, note, i painted too think a paint onto the blade, so once i got to the final coat, the end looks more like a club than a fine blade. lol. Use quite watery paint.
    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...7/Kargore2.jpg

    A later picture.
    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...s/DSCF0038.jpg

    Some others ive done with reds to yellows with black backgrounds for 'fire/flame/evil' effects
    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...W/DSCF0041.jpg
    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...DSCF0044-1.jpg
    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...DSCF0029-1.jpg

    More images in my sig

    Good luck, post pics once you have tried it out.

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    Wow this stuff is awesome! thanks very much, this is what i needed

    I'll let yah know how it goes lol

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    A friend of mine does a cool effect with his nemesis force weapons. He paints them blue then adds little tiny lightning effects and adds "shiny" lines to them (its hard to describe, but is like if light were passing through the blade). He then paints over the blade with 'ardcoat. In the end they look like they are blue electric crystals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozencore View Post
    A friend of mine does a cool effect with his nemesis force weapons. He paints them blue then adds little tiny lightning effects and adds "shiny" lines to them (its hard to describe, but is like if light were passing through the blade). He then paints over the blade with 'ardcoat. In the end they look like they are blue electric crystals.
    If you could get a picture that'd be really cool

    Heres my current 'attempt' hehe


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    [img=http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/2350/dsc00323wu1.th.jpg]

    started that off with a base of black, thin layering of regal and enchanted up to white on the very edges

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