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Hello painters, I have a question. For my necrons i was thinking about how they were being painted. Yes i belive that they look sick just plain silver all over. However i dont think they match the monoliths when they are pained the traditional black with green highlights.
So... my thought is this what about color tinted metalic paint. Im thinking maybe mix in a little ink into the silver before drybrushing. What do you guys think about that.
And has anyone done it before/have pictures or different teqhniqes. I know on a lot of grey knights they have almost a bluish look to them and im not shure how that is achieved.
THe thought beeing that maybe with some green undertone, or I dunno purple, blue ?? they would look better alongside a monolith with similiar colored highlights and crystals.
Last edited by Deek; January 21st, 2009 at 21:36.
Agreed paint the model and highlight it as normal, then wash it with the colour you want...The more prominent you want the colour, the more you need to wash it :-)
Sounds like you're talking about more of a glaze than a wash. The metal armor on this mini was done Boltgun Metal -> Badab Black 100% Strength -> Highlight Boltgun -> Highlight 2:1 Mithril Silver: Boltgun -> Repeatedly paint thin coat with 10:5:1 water:vallejo glaze medium:GW Enchanted Blue until desired hue achieved.
Seems more like the kind of effect you're looking for?
You can definitely mix colours and metallics, I've done it a few times, but you've got to keep mixing as it tends to separate pretty quickly.
As has been said, the simpler and probably neater solution would be to use a few glazes. Its really easy to control the depth of colour and area with thin glazes, and if your batch painting, it can be quite fast too.
This hunter was painted with a straight coat of boltgun metal with no highlighting, and then just glazed to the colours I wanted. It was quick and produces a neat finish.
But I call to God, and the LORD saves me.
Now what do you guys think about color, stick with the standard green or should i do purple. Purple and floresent green always seemed like a funky combination that supprisingly worked to me. What do you all think.
Anyone have any links to a glazing thread on antother site, Ill search this one on my own cause im not a member elsewere. Thanks again rep to you. Maybe my gf will let me borrow her camera for pics.
Those are some really sweet minis!