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Hey all. i won't lie. My painting isn't exactly Pro. i admit, i love the way My Grey Knight Army looks, but after reading the codex, it has terms i don't quite understand.
So my questions are:
1) how do i apply a wash to my GK's armour?
2) how do i highlight the armour?
The codex says i need to apply a Blue wash to the armour, and also says i have to highlight the already painted Gun metal armour with Mithril Silver.
So can anyone explain this in easier terms haha
cheers in advance
Luckily for you, GW have come out with a nice set of washes. If you're going the traditional boltgun metal way, then you'll be wanting to use Badab Black wash. These washes are different from paint, they're very watery but doesn't loose the strength of the colour. They are used to shade easier - the wash will sink into the darkest parts of the mini, thus shading. You can add water, but its not needed. Straight from the pot is fine in this case. Wash it on, leave to dry. Alternatively, you mentioned blue, then try the Asurman Blue wash
Highlighting is the placement of a lighter shade to give the impression of light on the section in question. In your case, I would use either chainmail or a chainmail + boltgun mix, and apply it to the edges of the armour plates of the grey knight.
I hope this helps.
well i don't own any washes so if i was to create my own? what do i do? just water down alot of Ice Blue, or Enchanted Blue?
And as for highlighting, i hate to sound annoying and Dumb (though at the moment its something i excel at) is it literally just a matter of going around all the edges of the armour with Chainmail?
Check out the tutorials section, there are a couple on painting in there.
Last edited by Jon Quixote; March 18th, 2009 at 22:10.
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If your going to make your own washes with paint add a little liquid soap, such as dawn, it makes the wash flow better into the cracks and avoids what are known as tide marks on the flat surfaces. If you've ever seen a drop of coffe dry on paper, that colored crusty edge is a tide mark.
---------- Post added at 149 ---------- Previous post was at 148 ----------And when I say little I mean it. I used to put one or two drops into a new bottle of ink from games workshop.
that might have been my downfall
i added a Drop of PVA glue
that didnt work to well it has to be said, although one of them did come out looking rather awesome. the rest of them sucked
as for the highlighting, i'm leaving that for the time being whiles i wash them all. still, i'll try the whole Liquid soap thing. haha
are we talking the liquid soap my mum is likely to be using for her washing up?
as in dishes and the like haha
Another one i've tried is to add a touch of matt varnish to a wash as well. That gets rid of 'tide marks' and if you're using ink it will get rid of the glossy finish.
but hey if washing up liquid works thats cheaper lol.
I've read that matte varnish works really well. Just never tried it because I'm usually on a budget and theres soap in the kitchen
all of these ideas might work but they probably arent as effective as ifyou buy the real wash?