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So, any ideas on how to paint some really nice looking gold? Such as the one on the Eldar Farseer from the GW site?
I was thinking, prime the model white, then do an undercoat of a yellow, then do the gold, and highlight with a gold/white mix. Does this sound good?
Thanks in advance!
not quite. Adding in flat acrylics to metallic paints makes them look, well, flat. while this is good for shades, not so much for highlights. A better recipe would be like this:
base scorched brown
dwarf bronze + scorched brown over ALL gold areas
dwarf bronze heavy highlight
dwarf bronze + shining gold highlight
shining gold highlight
shining gold + mithril silver highlight
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I paint my gold areas with a few quick coats.
I start with tin bitz, then paint shining gold. After this I give the model a coat of watery chestnut ink, followed by the danjones87 special dirty wash, flesh and black inks mixed. then re highlight to hide any nasty tide marks. Add any mithril gold mixes for extreme edges.
The inks will be exchangeable with the new washes to much an extent.
i go with shining gold, chestnut ink wash, highlight burished gold and light drybrush of mithril silver
I start off first with a base of brass (I use the vallejo game colors but the gw paint is fine)
I wash the brass with brown ink
I highlight with tarnished gold (the darker of the two golds again using the vallejo)
At this stage I sometimes will wash again with either a purple or green ink if I want it to look cold or orange ink if I want a warmer gold.
Highlight with polished gold. Sometimes a final highlight of polished gold and silver mixed 50/50...
I think this gives a rich gold appearance.
Last edited by slorak; November 21st, 2008 at 07:26.
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Wow, thanks everyone. I appreciate the advice. I'll let you know how it turns out.