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Just wondering how everyone else does their metals? Obviously we're going to be using several different techniques, depending on the metal we want to create, so include all methods if you like.
For my chaos warriors, could be used for any dirty/muddy/old metals:
Devlan Mud wash over entire piece
Mithril Silver highlights over areas that are going to be scratched (corners, blade edges)
I've been using the same technique as the Ogre Kingdoms book (as the one below), except sometimes I apply a Devlan Mud was prior to the Mithril Silver as I find the orange comes out a little too strong. I've also experimented with replacing the Silver for Boltgun (still stippling) and then did a Mithril highlight on blade edges and corners to make the metal darker, though with a lighter contrast. I find this goes well in contrast to flesh (ogre or otherwise)
Vermin Brown stippling
Blazing Orange stippling
Mithril Silver stippling focusing on the edges that are going to be scratched
The only gold method I've used so far has been:
Shining gold applied, leaving Ink in recesses
Burnished Gold highlight
I find this really effective, simple and I find that it gives a richer colour than some other gold techniques.
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I find golds look better when you basecoat it red.
I've switched from using Boltgun metal as my base colour to either Pig Iron from Privateer press or Gunmetal grey from Vallejo (model colour)
@mods: should this be here? maybe would be better in the painting subforums
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I believe Theo is right. This really doesn't belong in the Tutorial's forum. I am moving this to painting.
It's funny, I've been experimenting with a new (for me) method with mixed results. It's similar to the traditional basecoat/wash/highlight method, but the difference is in the basecoat. Instead of straight metallics, I'm mixing with regular paints too. This darkens the metallic basecoat, and also dulls the "shine" a bit, leaving the truly "shiny" parts on the highlights. Mayor Quimby first turned me on to this technique, and he does it better than I do.
For now, though, here are my recipes:
Basecoat is a 1:1 or 2:1 mix of Boltgun metal to Adeptus Battlegrey
Wash with Badab Black
Highlight with either straight Boltgun Metal, Chainmail, or Mithril Silver depending on how "shiny" you want it.
Basecoat is a 1:1 or 2:1 mix of Shining Gold and Vermin Brown
Wash with Devlan Mud
Highlight with either straight Shining Gold, Burnished Gold, or Burnished Gold mixed with Mithril Silver.
In both cases, large metal parts (like armour plates, shields, etc.) would benefit from a "mid range" highlight of the basecoat mix with a little more of the metal of choice thrown in.
I'm posting some pics shortly that use this technique. So far, I find this looks great on SMALL pieces of metal, but it's still a WIP on larger pieces.