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hi, i recently brought some greyknights and the first 5 i painted turned out looking like it was the first modle i ever painted (ok maybe not that bad :blush: but you get the idea). i wanted them the same style as the eavy metal ones but i cant seem to get the highlighting right. any help would be great.
thanks White scar (Y)
know what u mean. ive repainted one several times. and those bastards are a pain inte buns when it comes to stripping away paint
I'll go out on a wild goose chase here if you don't mind.
yes, my first painted grey knight i used the GW colour scheme also and i had trouble with it thats why i went to NMM. Ok, water down your Boltgun metal before putting it on, then for highlighting take your colour, and paint it so that only the middle parts of the plates your painting stay the darker metal. The larger the parts you are highlighting the wider the highlight, the smaller, the thinner, or narrower. Another way is to highlight it so that the bottom on the plates are the lighter parts and it grows darker when it comes closer to the top of each plate. Do this by using all 3 metal colours, boltgun metal, chainmail, and mithril silver. Paint the Boltgun first, then paint the chainmail overtop about 2/3 of the way up so 1/3 of it is still the darker metal, then paint mithril silver on the bottom 1/3 of the plate.
Hope that helps you
They also use a blue ink for shading around the armor edges. Do this before the mithril silver drybrush.
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oh ya i forgot about that blue ink, that really helps it, makes it nice