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Hi all, I have recentley started to collect the flavour of the month (GKs) as my first army. Now I have not got much experience with painting minis, but I have put alot of time into researching weathering techniques etc, as I want my army to look respectable when I finally put it on the table. In my quest to find resources on weathering metallic vehicles ie rhinos/razors, I have come up broke. All the tutorials etc I have come across have to do with generic marine/gaurd colour schemes, and are of little to no use to me. So what I am asking is if someone would be nice enough to give me a guide/techniques to weather and damage my silverbacks (pics or links would be very much appreciated also).
Also I like to think that this painting thing wont be too hard to pick up, so be as technical as you can and dont hold back on a newbie, cheers.
How to paint Grey Knights Land Raider | Warhammer 40k | Buypainted - YouTube
Fantastic video of a grey knights land raider from initial construction to finish, it is intended more for intermediates and experts but he does'nt do anything too technical it just requires precision and a few tools you might not have yet.
cheers, just what I was after.
However I would still like to know if there are any ways of paint chipping, and which weathering colours work well on metallic vehicles.
Last edited by DeathPoke; August 29th, 2011 at 05:23.
paint chiping is simple, just unlike with brightly coloured painted vehicles you don't go from paint colour - pale shade - metal underneath, you instead do the following (or atleast this is what I do) :
1. Paint your tank as usual all the while attempting to visulise where paint chips are most likely to occur e.g. door edges, ladders, sharp corners at the front of the vehicle, rim of the treads, etc.
2. Take some boltgun metal and place it in realistic shapes around the areas i just mentioned, brush marks are not a negative thing if the paint is a bit thick, just remember to have them in the direction the scrape would occur.
3. Thin Badab Black down slightly and wash all your chips with atleast 4 coats (possibly 6) until the shine of the metal is sufficiently dulled. Always remember to let the wash dry throughly and try not to do too many areas on the tank at once otherwise the wash will flow where you don't want it.
4. Use a fine brush to add mithril silver to the centre of your chip, again following the direction of the scrape but also in irreguler shapes and sizes (remembering not to go outside the dull outline you've made)
5. Thin your Badab Black from stage 3 further and wash some of your mithril shapes once or twice but leaving others pristine, this gives some indication that the scrapes arem of different ages.
6. Thin some Vermin Brown to a water like consistency and get a very small amount on your brush, dab some of your mithril scratches that are close to depressions and grooves on the model to show that rust has started to attack the scratch where water would naturally gather.
I don't have many pictures of the process, the closest I could find that might help you is a guide of how to paint a Mordor Troll's armour on the games workshop website and a guide of how to paint an Orc Warbosses armour as well :
Warhammer 40,000 Ork Warboss Masterclass | Masterclasses | Painting and Modelling | White Dwarf Archive | White Dwarf | Games Workshop