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Okay. So I have these two Banshees and will paint them soon.
Now, I'll give them reflective black armour (Chaos Black, multiple coats of undilluted Black Ink and Gloss Varnish on top of it) and gloss red helmets (blended from Red Gore to Blood Red to Blood Red/Bad Moon Yellow 50/50 mix, then Gloss Varnished). Thinking to do the gemstones blue (naturally painting them with a color transition).
I'm lost however about a few things:
1. The "scarf" and the cloth - will a deep blue (Regal Blue highlighted with Enchanted Blue) work?
2. Eyes - should they be painted blue, same as the gemstones?
3. The armored "sleeve" on the left arm - metallic or not?
4. Should I do the metal light (thinking Chainmail highlighted with Mithril Silver) or dark(Boltgun Metal highlighted with Chainmail)?
Blue lenses will be invisible on a red helmet unless you make them very bright. As for the armoured sleeve, you could try painting it scab red mixed with mithril silver and higlight with red gore/mithril. Try it on a bit of sprue or a spare model first though. If it looks good you have to tell me though, I'm going to try a similar mix with green on some marines.
Does anyone know how to make swords and guns look shiney and new?
A) Dark metal: Paint Boltgun Metal (don't paint in the recesses, leave some blacklining), drybrush Mithril Silver. This makes the metal look like it has some sharp, nasty edges.
Bright metal: Substitute Boltgun Metal for Chainmail, rest same like in A)
C) Shiny metal (for armor only): Paint Boltgun Metal, Highlight Chainmail and then with a very selective h/l of Mithril Silver. Thin some Chaos Black (not in the original pot! to a wash consistency and apply the wash about twice. Blackline if the wash did not pick out the recesses.
The C) I have used on my Female Crusader. I first put her under the lamp to see how natural light did pick out various areas of the model and then applied Chainmail there. Mithril Silver was not used in that case, but it certainly would make some highlights sharper.
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