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I want to know one thing.
I am painting my army and dont want to use the silverish style on the metal parts.
I imagined a good black shinny stuff like black metal
now how am i going to give it this look without having to make highlights (i m not really good at painting).
Tau 5/0/1 World Eaters 0/1/0 Eldar 4/0/0 Death Guard 1/0/0 Space Marines 2/0/0
maybe put varnish on top of the metal XD i dont know any other way but by highlighting XD
There are a few ways to go about it. You could paint it black, then use a gloss varnish, but that might not look enough like it's metal.
It might look better to mix black paint with Boltgun Metal. Will darken the metal significantly, but with the right mix it will still look like metal. Experiment on some sprue until you find a mixture you like.
Doa 50/50 mix of chaos black and boltgun metal then ink it black when it's dry. After it's all done and spray finnished put a light coat of 'ard coat on the armored parts. Never tryed this yet but it sounds like it'd work great
Tomb Kings, Marines, Eldar
Of course, on the weapons, highlighting the edges is about as hard as cutting your toenails .
In fact, I'm just as interested as you in this topic, since I'm currently doing a Dark Eldar army. But then, the varnish thing is all out from the get-go, since I'm using gloss all over them already. (What? Come on! Look at those models, and then tell me that's not - ahem - appropriate... for them.)
I'd probably just go with boltgun and water it out. Give it only one or two coats, and letting the black shine through. Just as easy as painting normally, since the only difference is the paint is thinner.
You could also try applying several washes or glazes over BM with thinned black ink. I did this for a Bretonnian knight and then highlighted the edges with chainmail and the result was sweeeet. I can post a pic later today if you want. It's probably not exactly what you want because I didn't black the metal a lot, but maybe it'll give you an idea.