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i couldnt do a highlight for the life of me, but my grey knights are looking really ***rubbish*** without that chainmail highlight!
aidez moi svp! 'elp!, any tips on how to highlight..... especially GKs, tau and spacys......
thanks for any aid
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Last edited by minus_t; November 29th, 2007 at 08:36.
"In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is king"
"Pray to the emperor, but keep rowing to the shore!"
A picture would help for advice on specific minitures but there really isn't any magic formula, find a miniature that you don't like or want to repaint anyway and practice, practice, practice.
Some useful tips are enclosed in the sticy threads above, particularly about how to drybrush etc.
Highlighting on metal is tricky, the standard way is to find a lighter shade, either by mixing the darker shade and white or just using a lighter shade by itself. Then it just comes down to your imagination, picturing where the light will fall on edges etc and paint those with the watered down lighter shade you have.
If you really don't know where to place the highlights Rabbits Pic of the day painting thread has some amazing examples that you can use as an idea of nigh on unattainable perfection.
Without pictures, I can only give general advice but, highlighting typically is acheived by drybrushing at least one shade lighter than your base coat colour: If you painted the armour in (eg) Chainmail, try using Mithril Silver to pic up the raised surfaces. You don't need a lot, in fact less is often more. You are only looking to provide depth to the otherwise flat surface.
If you are unsuer what drybrushing is, check out the GW painting guide ->linky<-
Hope this helps.
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A nice mithril silver highlight on the edges can go a long way (there's no edges on Grey Knights is there?). A 50/50 Chainmail/Mithril Silver can go a long way too. I'ld not try to highlight past chainmail on Grey Knights, I'ld work up from Chaos Black/ Boltgun Metal and downplay the gold; that aught to look plenty shiny.
For ease's sake: Black undercoat, Boltgun Metal/ Black basecoat, Layer Boltgun metal over most of the armour, fine line Chainmail on the edges (near the edges but leaving a little room dark in the case of plates with ridges). That'll give a shiny but not too dificult.
When you are layering cover most of the basecoat but leave the recesses darker. the fine line is just that, do not go overboard, use a detail brush (says a man with only a standard brush...) and take your time, 1/2mm is wide enough on edges, a little thicker on near edge hilighting.
I hope that helps, if not I can throw more words togeather until I have created for you the ultimate guide to painting Grey Knights up to Eavy Metal standard.
Any other help you want just ask (I'm not flying out to Canada to help you though).