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    Grey Knights Shine

    Ok, not quite sure if this is the right spot but....I've started Daemonhunters and I'm running a pure grey knights list. When I trim the armor of my knights I notice it is rather shiny under the outer coat of metal. Does anyone know of some chemical or something that would strip off the outer layer of metal so that the shiny undercoat reveals itself? I know its a lazy way out of painting but to me it is also a much more shiny and well they're supposed to be unpainted (the armor) anyways hence the grey knights and shrouding stuff.

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    To be honest I don't think it can be done. To chemically un-react the surface sounds energetically unfeasable. There always is silver spay paint; some of that stuff can be really shiny. Quick too.
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    I don't see how people like to do the quick spray way.

    Hand painting looks better.
    So just Primer your Knights Black.

    Then take a gigantic tank brush and dry brush them with Boltgun Metal.

    About the sprays...where do they sell cans of Boltgun Metal?
    Maybe it is a better approach.
    Maybe for Necrons.

    But GK should look masterly painted and fabulous.

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    Personnally, Id paint the model from boltgun and highlight up to mithirl and the gloss varnish it, its much simpler and will give a good enought effect.

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    About the sprays...where do they sell cans of Boltgun Metal?
    Maybe it is a better approach.
    Maybe for Necrons.
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    Id suggest going to a car spares/repiars shop. They should sell body sprays and stuff of varying colours, these may be a bit thicker than the normal but might be ok. Otherwise you could use a model plane airbrsh or somthing. Those should be ok.

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    I've seen some examples of polished metal before on larger historical models. The problem with it is that everyone said they did just that--polish it. Lots of elbow grease. I've not heard of anything that takes off tarnish/verdigris/etc. without some scrubbing. And you'd probably have to seal it right off the bat once you've got it to the point you want it.
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    Hey look, someone had this idea and did it. too bad their model is larger with more smooth surfaces.

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    What you are seeing when you cut the metal, is the grains of metal, smoothed out and tightened up (as well as taking a bit of crap off the surface.)

    You can't actually get this finish with chemicals (you can with stainless though - acid dipping takes the iron out of the surface, leaving the molybdenum and chrome, brightening it up)

    As has been said, you need to polish it with something.
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    I think this guide details exactly what you are after.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/article/aid/199

    Hope this helped
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