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So i wanted to paint my unit of black orcs similar to the way they are featured on the gw site, basically black armor with chipped bits of silver. I painted 2 models, but it doesnt look good at all. Im not an amazing painter, but i would say decent. Is the armor itself painted only chaos black, or is there some sort of mix of paints or soem technique to it. I tried painting it chaos black, highlighting the armor with codex gray and then doing the chipped effect with boltgun and highlighted with mithril. Basically looking at the picture on the site. I just have the issue with the black armor. It looks too shiny almost. I dunno how to make it look proper. Any suggestions?
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I do black Orc armour with boltgun metal, washed heavily with devlan mud then badab black. I then lightly drybrush on more boltgun till I'm happy and the a bit of chainmail.
Can't remember what the GW armour is painted like... When I get to a pc I'll have a look.
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1. make sure you add some depth to the scratches/ dents by painting them in codex gray before the silver stage...and leave some codex gray showing around the edges of the scratch - don't paint the silver all the way up to the black (if you know what I mean) - this adds some illusionary "depth" to the scratch.
2. I would use chainmail (if still available) rather than mithril...or add a bit of chaos black into your mithril (I suppose this depends on whether or not you want the scratch to look "fresh").
3. Try spraying purity seal to varnish and protect your mini....it has the benefit of dulling any shininess down. The pay-off for this is you will have to re-varnish areas any "lenses" or "scopes" you want to look shiny afterwards with 'ardcoat or water-effects.