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I am awaiting a shipment of 24 chaos warriors (rubs hands with glee) and I was browsing photos online for inspiration. I stumbled upon this photo and loved the look of the metal on these CW.
Can the good people here @ librarium give a novice paint a guide on how to emulate this look (photo attached), looking for the paints and washes and the techniques likely used. I really like the way the steel looks so complex (and 'gritty')
I plan to post pics of how I am progressing too.
The way I do my metal is with a 50/50 wash of devlan mud and badab black over boltgun metal. Its very easy to do and gives good results.
If you're after examples of the effect here's a linky
The Lord has it spot on...That works great. Sometimes, I will use a brighter silver with the same type of wash combo to get just a bit more gleam. Recently, I have gone to using bright silver enamel paint for armour, since the subsequent wash does a good job dulling it down. But, this is for armour other than the Chaos Warriors, which can be as gritty as you would like.
Another great, gritty option is a liberal silver drybrush over black, then a light Devlan Mud wash - this gives a great effect, too. Experiment on a couple and see what you like best!
Nice, thanks guys. I will practice both and decide from there. The silver dry brush sounds good and the wash mix also sounds like the money.
The link you provided Lord Borak had some really good pics, I liked the Chosen conversion.
Reps to you guys
Borak has some really great ideas. I do the same wash, but I complete it in two stages. You'd be surprised how much the washes help make warriors of chaos look like they have been through a battle or two.
5000 pts of WoC, 5000 pts of Orcs and now 3000 pts of Ogres...What was I thinking ????