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    Painting Non-Metal black

    Okay, topic sounds really funny but I am looking for help to try and paint Colonel Strakens sword just like they did for the Eavy' Metal model. Any thoughts of how to accomplish this?
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    I think the paints used are either boltgun metal or chainmail and mythril silver was used as a highlight for one of these.

    You could paint it entirely in boltgun metal or chainmail. Then use black to apply the shadows to it. You will need to use a watered down black and a small brush. I suggest several coats of very thin black instead of one strong one. Blend the black with the metal colour. Then use mythril silver as a highlight. Highlight even the black areas so that it look like a real reflection on the edge of a blade.

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    This might be a good tutorial to follow to acheive a similar result mate

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    Thanks guys. Both different ways to approach it, but I was definitely looking for what you found there Dee, good find. Rep for you both.

    However, now if I use metals on the the whole left side of Straken, do you think that streaking technique will look okay on the sword, being that it's almost in a NMM way?
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    sadly no it will look wrong if you do part of the model in NMM and part in true metals
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    I agree with Mr Dee. You could use some of the concepts of NMM but with true metallics. It works quite well and should look right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by And Justice For All View Post
    I agree with Mr Dee. You could use some of the concepts of NMM but with true metallics. It works quite well and should look right.
    Agreed, and if I am perfectly honest thats what I prefer, we have access to metallic paints nowadays, why waste them
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDee View Post
    Agreed, and if I am perfectly honest thats what I prefer, we have access to metallic paints nowadays, why waste them
    Agreed again! This is a frenzy of agreement!

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    That's the trend these days, to use NMM techniques, but with actual metallic paints. There's an article on the LO front page that talks about this. It's basically a 50:50 boltgun metal/chaos black basecoat, then a LOT of black washing, then highlight with the 50:50 mix again, then finish off with boltgun metal and mithril silver highlights. The result is a variation in "sheen" that you don't get with old-school metallics painting, but none of the cartoony looks that NMM produces. I'm working on perfecting the technique myself. It takes practice. Try it out on primed sprue or a "junk" miniature first.
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