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I am soon going to be starting a chaos iron warrior army, and was hoping someone out their could help me out.
for instance how the hell do I get the dark metal look, pick out detail and at then make it look like chaos. :blink:
thanks white scar
black drybrushed with boltgun metal or tin bits always looks good for ironwarriors. or you can use 50:50 black:chosen metal- this is darker and also looks chaotic.
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I've had pretty cool results by mixing chaos black and mithril silver (but use whatever metal color you like) with some water and a drop of PVA glue. Give it a good stir and apply...the glue kinda suspends the metallic paint flecks in the mixture so it doesn't run so much into the cracks and gives it a nice even "pearlescent" type effect. Did this to my son's BA Death Company and turned out pretty good.
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I simply painted them boltgun metal and then gave them a wash of black ink, easy, simple quick and with good results.
Yeah, black ink darkens it quickly. That's the speedy way. The slightly better, more worn-looking way that takes a bit longer would be to undercoat black, drybrush BG Metal. I do that for just about all my metallics. It's probably more appropriate for chaos, as they are supposed to be ancient and the drybrushing makes it look old and used.
I do that first, then comes the black ink on them. IW should be dark metal, not the bright shining colours so many other platyers have IMOThe slightly better, more worn-looking way that takes a bit longer would be to undercoat black, drybrush BG Metal. I do that for just about all my metallics. It's probably more appropriate for chaos, as they are supposed to be ancient and the drybrushing makes it look old and used.
Another thing (aside from the black ink mentioned above) would be to do a wash of Vallejo Model Color Smoke over the metal. This creates a very realistic "dirty" effect to the metal. This combined with other techniques makes for some very interesting and varied metallics.
Here is an example of smoke on metal (I wish the color saturation turned out better on the orks as they are better examples but alas they were taken with an older camera! The metal on the plague marines (backpack, knife, bolter casing) is washed with Vallejo Smoke as well!
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