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Hi all. I'm just looking for a good way to paint gold, other than just one layer of one gold colour. I'm looking for a gold colour to paint my tomb kings that would suit them good(not a rusty gold, but kind of an older looking one). Please help me by replying.
Okey dokie, What i do, is i first put on a basecoat layer of gold (I think its called shining gold). After that, i put a wash of flesh ink (brown ink) over that layer. Then i drybrush the original gold color again, with a light dusting of mithril silver over top of that. It is a very nice gold. I dont know if gold can get "rusty" per say, but i think this gold will suit you finely. Remember to do gold first, then all your other colors, as if you use metalics, it will get "sparkly"...
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Toast is pretty much on the ball here. I'd just add a couple of points- If you want a darker, older gold then start with a base of tin bitz, followed by a shining gold dry-brush. Then use inks to bring out the colour. Brown/Flesh to give a rich brown/gold, chestnut for a 'newer'/redder gold, or maybe a mix of brown with a bit of green ink mixed into give a tarnished look. Gold won't rust so I'd probably try greens and maybe hints of blue to give the gold a dirty look. Then final drybrush coats should be gold, or gold & silver mixed, depening on how clean you want things to look.
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Man paint monkey...you stole my thoughts as i was reading the OP's post. Hes dead on though. For aged gold, tin bitz base is the way to go.
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Personally I think tinbitz is to much of a brownish bronze color to use as a base for gold, but everyone does things differently.
For gold I base coat GW shining gold then I do a heavy brown ink wash. Once this is dry I highlight with Vallejo gold(GW burnished gold will work) followed by a final highlight of Vallejo gold mixed 50/50 with silver. I have found this gives you a nice rich slightly aged gold color.
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A mix I picked up on the GW site a while back... works quite nicely...
Basecoat with Shining Gold and highlighted with an even mix of Shining Gold and Mithril Silver. Then hit with a Flesh Wash. Once dry, give the areas you want to have a darker shadow a Brown Ink wash. Once that dried, coat the whole area with a thin Purple Ink wash. Finish off the gold areas with a little touch up mix of Shining Gold and Mithril and a final straight-Mithril highlight.
I've used blazing orange and then applied shining gold on top of that later on. No fancy techniques involved, the result is a gold that seems to reflect with two colors at different angles.
I use this technique when I want to differentiate between standard Ultramarine gold trimmings and something slightly more ornate.
The above are very good examples of doing gold. I will post this, but I do warn that it is rather advanced. But the results are worth the effortThis is an example of his: http://www.jrn-works.dk/gallery/mini...es&model=NobleOriginally Posted by Jakob Rune Nielson
Now, I have used this technique once (on my slayer) and it works well. A bit more time consuming but the more effort, the better it looks.
My own methods vary. I have used gold with washes, other metallic shading.. all sorts. But generally I build up from either a Tin Bitz or a Brazen Brass basecoat. Into this I add Shining Gold and finally Burnished Gold. Here you can wash it with inks, or watered down paint (glaze/wash) before a final small highlight of Mithril Silver.
Hee hee hee... I use Apple Barrel paints (acrylics found in the craft aisles of Wally-World) and the gold you get there is super thick and usually goes on in one or two coats at most. You might want to consider that. Good luck
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