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I got the boxed set of the 5 GK's with POWER ARMOUR, not the Termies.
The armour inscriptions on these are really quite small but i want a gold look like on the box. I have tried baclk with burnished gold lightly drybrushed on top but this doesnt work well and i tried Brazen Brass with burnished gold on top and chestnut ink and this doesnt look good either.
I want the runse themselves to be gold and the "back" bit quite dark, almost black. I thought about Chaos Black with burnished gold (shining gold too bright) and black ink.
Would this work? What do you all do to get the good results i seen all over the place?
I'd paint it gold, ink with a brown and black mix and then drybrush gold over.
You should probably do the letters before the rest of the armour as it's going to be a little messy.
Thanx, which gold do u think would be better?
I was thinking shining gold but all i have is burnished gold at the moment...
I'm not even sure which gold I have :) I'm at work too so I can't check right now. It's in the old hexagonal bottles and is a little more silver than pure gold. With a brownish wash it looks great and you can do that with any gold you might have.
The black is there because the text needs a little more definition since it's so tiny so don't use too much.
I wouldn't use the GW Gold if you want it to be really bright.
A pot of metallic enamel gold will give you a far brighter finish.
Thanx, really helpful suggestions and i think i getting it better now, just need some varnish to break the surface tension cause the wash and ink doesnt always get into the really small gaps and "pools" in some places :huh:
Anyway, inevitably i made mistakes etc. and now after trying to correct them countless times i started to lose the detail in the inscriptions cause of the sheer layers of paint, however thin, being applied.
I really dont want to strip all the models in a vat of Simple Green, i just want to remove the paint on the inscriptions...any ideas?
Why not melt and use real gold? I'm sure you can mug a ring from someone on the street in your very block.
Warhammer Fantasy: Warriors of Chaos, High Elves
Warhammer 40k: Eldar, Space Marines, Orks
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Start with dark brown color or bronze then add burnihed gold followed witha flesh wash with shining gold highlights. -J
Not bad suggestion, thanx