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you may notice from my very simple title is that how do i get a good purple colour using warlock purple?
Also what about gold? i need a way to get burnished gold to a dirty kind of gold
oh and this is for my chaos undivied army for 40k (if that helps):drinking:
Purple is pretty general. If you want lighter purple I suggest buying liche purple and tentacle pink. GW has the old article on how to paint slaanesh marines which should still be around. Gold is pretty tricky. I have yet to get it un-shiney but people use brown inks and either brazen brass or tin bitz.
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could i water down some scorched brown and apply that?
or would flesh ink help?
Flesh ink over Shiny Gold is a nice way to make it look old... I have tried it. The way I do it:
- Tin Bitz
- Brazen Brass
- Shiny Gold
- Watered down Flesh Wash or Chestnut Ink
- Highlight with Shining Gold again... only highlight at the edges!
You can take it further though... then you can make a mix of Mithril Silver and Shining Gold and highlight further and to finish off pure, watered down Mithril Silver!
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I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
what a good idea!
thank you very much 8X
You can get several interesting looks to gold by glazing it before adding the final highlight.
For a darker gold I would suggest first starting with a base of bronze. To darken it you could add a brown ink glaze.
Some other ideas could be adding a green ink wash to get a cold gold look. Mix in a bit of silver to the gold to highlight.
An orange ink glaze will produce a warmer gold feel.
Flesh ink will work but in my experience it is a much more subtle effect and not extremely noticeable. I would go with brown ink over the flesh.
A key is to water the ink down and add as many glaze layers as needed to add just a hint of color.
As for getting rid of the shine of the gold. Testors dullcote will get rid of all shine.
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I am doing a Chaos Legion is Purple and Gold myself.
Newb painter, so be warned.
But, what has been working for me is a 1:1 Mix of Royal Blue and Warlock Purple. Makes a nice rich purple. And you can highlight it with either blue or warlock to shift it towards blue or red for various cult troops.
For the gold trim I am basing with a watered down Tin Bitz. Then going over that with an even more watered down shining gold. And then finishing with a super extra watered down chestnut watch. You could then highlight with pure shining gold if you wanted, but I haven't tried it yet on any of my guys.
Still working on basic paint control skills =/
Green and blue inks over the gold will also make it look a bit more tarnished and 'chaos-ey'. Try a thin purple wash, unless you want the gold to be a really strong contrast.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!