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How do you paint Gold like on Commander Dante? Well tricky
The best gold paint job I've done was on Captain Tycho. I base painted his armor totally Dwarf Bronze. Drybrushed him with Shining Gold. Gave him a wash of Bestial Brown and then highlightged him with Burnished Gold.
Hope that helped...
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Cheers, but I've kinda found a way.
White base coat.
Two coats of Beaten Copper
A wash of Red Ink
Two Coats of Shining Gold
Trying it out now, looks a bit more coppery than gold (surprisingly), but looks okay.
try this for an old gold look paint the model in brazen brass, overbrush with shining gold and then add a lair of chestnut ink that works well
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I'm about to start working on my new wolf lord. And I was trying to figure out a good gold scheme, so I'll have to try these out.
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Another thing to try as well is to tint the gold during your layers. Say start with a brown wash after the brass base, do a watered down purple, green, or orange wash after the 2nd application of the gold color, etc. The ink tints will change the warmth/coldness of the gold. I have used this technique to a very nice effect.
The 'Eavy Metal Team painted Dante without using metallic colors: it's all a blend of brown to yellow to white, which gives the illusion of gold, and on such a large surface, looks much better than metallic paint.
If you want to try it, it's a long and arduous project, and you'll definitely look pictures of realworld gold items as a painting reference.
this technique is most commonly known as NMM (non metalic metal), and looks damn good, but it's also very hard to pull off..
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I disagree with your statement in regards to metallics. In general NMM if done right looks really nice in pictures. Usually IRL though it can look a bit odd as the light source will always be shown as coming from the same angle no matter how you look at it. That said models painted with NMM by artists that are expert at it still look amazing even in person.Originally Posted by AKM
As for metallics the same principle can be seen. Those that master the technique can make metallics look phenominal. Jakob Rune Nielsen is a master of metal techniques and I would say that they stack up equally as well as NMM. I personally prefer straight metallics and find that applying glazes of color during the transitions of the metallic paint really enriches the look of metallics.
Or use Gold Leaf, which is a very very thin sheet of real gold foil. It takes practice, but looks gorgeous once you get it right.
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