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I need help with painting power weapons. At the moment it's just a basic coat of Enchanted blue over a white basecoat, but that's basic. I've tryed blending Lightning blue into enchanted blue but I can't make it look good (or even OK).
So any help you can give me would be very welcome.
With red this works fine:
Use a very dark undercoat, and the carefully paint streaks onto it, with ink not with normal paint. In order to paint these you should avoid parallel lines and X-crossings, use only Y crossings (have you ever seen a lightning doing an X?). After this, you can paint finer streaks between the main ones, in order to correct some lines which turned out too parallel.
Then you use a lighter color of normal paint or ink (not white! and water it down *a lot*. With these you paint you paint onto those parts which you want brighter, typically those parts with crossings or thin parts of main streaks (because there a lot of power is concentrated in few space). You can also paint with this lighter color around the blade, giving it a glow on the edges once it's finished.
After this, paint pure ink over it. This will make it look really gleamy.
for blue use a base coat of white a little grey and a tiny bit o water to make it smooth then get a wattered down blue ink and do the pattern on the WD ones (the edje and center left as the base coat and repeat working inwards just slowly use less water and then a final realy watered down coat over the whole thing and if u want highlight the tip of the weapon eg the pointy end with white
Translation: You could just put lightning bolts up the sword... of course it looks uber awesome on a black/red/blue sword or on any dark color sword.
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My elvish name is Maeglin Meneldur.
I just paint them with Chainmail, washes a black ink over it and highlights it with Mithril Silver.
It depends a bit on how the rest of your army looks..... and what army you play...
For my sake i usually just paint the weapons standard black and add some metal detail here and there.
When it comes to big, eye catching models i try to make the weapon stand out... usually with some extreme colour...
Examples of is this to make a power weapon out of a sword.
I start by painting the area of the sword closest to the hilt a deep blue, usually deadly nightshade or midnight blue.
Then a bit more out I add a lighter blue, painting it as if it comes from the edges and in to the middle of the sword, at the same time going up closer to the tip.
Then further out from that I add progressivly lighter colours, the last colour being white.
Try using the same procedure with a red colour, lighting out with yellows and oranges...
i do mithril silver with slightly watered down blue ink .....
GREY KNIGHTS RULE!
You get that sort of a nice power feel then eh?
Is there anyone here that have any tips on how to make a lighning effect on the weapons?