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Well I caved and decided to try out "real metallics" on nothing better than the beautiful Chaos Knights that have just been released.
I painted this one for a friend. Let me know what you think. Normally, metallics are something I stray away from, but what the hell, I'm giving it a shot.
He's not completely done; I have some spots to finish up on him as you can see. Any C and C are greatly appreciated.
So by "real metallics" you mean you painted this guy with just metallic paints, as opposed to NMM method? Just a bit confused...
Either way, the paintjob looks really cool and very clean, I only think a few highlights/shades may help with the horns and the bone thing on the sword. I THINK. Might be just the pictures.
Last edited by M'ichal; November 6th, 2008 at 20:45.
Looks excellent, would you be willing to divulge your secrets on any hints and specific techniques used?
My boyfriend is about to turn his brush onto the same model himself.
Thanks for the comments and encouragement
What I mean by "true metallics" is that I'm actually using metallic paint. Normally I opt on using blues and greys for NMM effects, but after seeing some brilliantly done metallic work on some minis lately, I decided to get out the metallics and give it a shot.
8people, what I would tell your boyfriend is to read Mattsterbenz's tutorial on Metallics. It's a great tutorial and it gives you a great insight on how to do them. I pretty much followed that on these knights, but I'm still improving on it. I'm going to add a few more washes tonight to get a bit more contrast.
So I did a little more last night on my general. I think he looks much better after adding a few more washes. The camera makes it look much brighter than it really is; I’ll have to find a way to change that a bit.
While I was at it, I decided to start a Nurgle one as well.
Happy Friday everyone!
I really like what you've done with those models mate. The one that uses metallics is nice and crisp, very good indeed. Can't wait to see how the nurgle knight progresses.
I love metallics, always have. NMM is great for some things, but I prefer the real thing. Good job!
Well, I'm just about done with the general as of now. I'll take a better picture of him once I get off work tonight. I only had enough time to get a quick pic off before heading to work.
Considering he's my first knight in a long time, let alone a metallics one, I think he turned out rather well. I'll post the "display" picture up once I'm off of work. As always, C and C are greatly appreciated!
I'm excited about the Nurgle model as well too. I used to really dislike Nurgle, but now that half of my daemon army is Nurgle, I really like the lore and background a lot!
EDIT: By the way, a smallish tut on how you did the base would be much appreciated. I love it!