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    Sanguinary Guard......Advice on painting metallics Please!

    So I have been working on my first squad of Sang. Guard and have found that using the metallic paints is a pain in the butt. I have been using the multiple thin layer technique, but have found that I am still not getting the smoothest/even coloring.

    I am wondering what techniques others who paint with metallics on larger surfaces use.

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    You can try painting the area a darker shade of what you want. If you are doing them gold you could paint them bronze. Then use alot of gold all around the edges until they are mainly gold. Give them some very limited black shading. Also touch up the edges of the golden areas with a tiny amount of silver or gold mixed with silver. That will give them an effect like their armour is reflective.

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    I've found an excellent way of painting gold, that requires no gold paint. Paint the mini in Mithril silver, then give it several even coats of Gryphonne Sepia.
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    Mix a 50/50 mix of your gold paint and scorched brown for your first coat and you will get your layers no problem, or even a base coat of that ochre foundation paint (no idea the proper name... Taustep or something radge like that)

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