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I have made my own space marine chapter that have Boltgun metal for the Boltgun color, but when i paint the gun it often comes out to shinny and clean. I don't want that. They are soliders on the frontline... when will they be able to polish there guns. Any tips on how to make metal look dirty and not so nice.(like the marines have been on the frontline for some time)
Thanks in advance
I use watered down Chaos black to darken the metallic color.
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use chaos black as a base then drybrush boldgun metal and if your lookin for the dirty look use a light washs of chestnut ink in the crevices to make it look like collected dust
I would go with the drybrushing method. Or else you could paint it Boltgun and give it a wash with watered down black ink. When this is dry give it a wash of Flesh Wash. Makes it look rusty.
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just put some thinned down black ink on them. They'll look nice and used, trust me.
It should look something like the Boltgun on this guy.
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Weathered or aged metal - several ideas:
Tamiya "smoke" paint. Simply brush on for an oily and aged look.
Ink washes - thin down some black, or chestnut ink (5:1) and apply - the Chestnut ink especially looks rusted/rusty.
Artists Pastels - Chalk based. Grind down and apply with a brush - looks AMAZINGLY good when done properly, and can be used to weather vehicles to boot.
Layered metallics. Don't just use BG metal. Start with BG and add some Chaos Black. Add BG metal for further highlights, or even move up to chainmail, possibly even Mithril silver.
Experiment with mixing other colours into the BG metal - you can tint metallics quite succesfully to suit nearly every occasion.
Paint em all in Non-metal metallics Ok, last one was perhaps a bit of a joke....
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i used really watered down snakebite leather on a necron skull on a pike, it worked nice, maybe work good for bolters too
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So more or less use a method that uses black paint
I've used this method on my Rhino interior. I first undercoated the area black. Then i drybrushed the boltgun metal so that a bit of the black is showing. THen ink it with black/or brown ink. Watered down, of course. Looks great, and especially dirrrrttttyyyy.