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    Metallic Colours

    I'm interested in painting colours such as metallic blue, purple, etc. What are some good (and simple) ways to go about this?

    The idea I had was to either drybrush the colour down and drybrush a light silver over it, or to drybrush the silver then the colour. Will that get the look I want, or is there another way?


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    Just simply take the color you want it to be, such as blue, and mix it with a silver. Add as much of each until you get a color you want. Viola! Tinted metallics.

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    Heh, SWAT has the idea here. Just mix them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickle View Post
    Heh, SWAT has the idea here. Just mix them up.
    Pickle, you're still spamming over here? Geez... come up with your own advice, instead of saying "SWAT's right!"

    SWAT, thanks for the tip. For some reason or another, mixing colours didn't even cross my mind. Weird. I'll give it a shot soon.

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    I'd recommend actually painting it silver first (boltgun metal) and then washing the desired colour over it.

    You can get some very unusual effects like that.

    Of course, it looks more like metal, but that depends on your wash and how many times you do it.
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    Hmm, nice thought there Karmoon. I'll give that one a try, too.

    It's not like I have an actual army to paint cohesively... just random models lying around.

    Thanks for that.

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    Vallejo makes a metallic medium that is clear + the metal flakes. It is made to mix in other colors so you get a "better" colored metallic. Art supply stores should carry a similar medium.

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    karmoon has the right idea..

    a wash over the metallic looks more true to nature than mixing it in.

    the coarser the metallic, the better the effect, imo..

    watered down blood red over shining gold works good, looks like red-anodised aluminum.

    enchanted blue over mitrhil silver is another one..


    i usually do an 8:1 water to paint and go multiple layers..

    *hint* ordinary blending and layering techniques give off a very cool effect when done like this. :party2:

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    If you mix inks with metallics it gets pretty nice coverage without loosing any of the shine. It's all about how paints, inks, and metallics work. Metallics are basically glitter floating around in watery glue, and paints are colored dust floating in watery glue. If you mix paint with metallics you will be replacing some of the glitter with some of the color dust. If you mix the metallic paint with inks, instead of replacing the shiny bits you just color the watery glue with the ink which keeps the metal just as shiny. From my experience at least.

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    What Karmoon is talking about is called 'Glazing'. It works wonderfully to give a metal more depth and a more unusual look.

    @Frozencore - Both methods work fine, and produce close to the same results.

    @Nemmeh - I'd try all of these and find out which works best for you.

    @Pickle - Of course I am, old boy. What would you think?

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