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does anyone know how to do a cold chilling sword effect? Like a ice sword or something similar to the frost blade in the vc codex?
Try to paint it with a glow effect using shades of blue. I think we had a thread like this some time ago, look around this part of the board and you'll find it.
What I would do is paint the sword/weapon greyscale (ie shades of grey) - with the lightest almost white area where you want the glow to originate from. For example if you want the glow to originate from the edges of the weapon and move inward towards the center - start with a darker grey in the center and get lighter until you are at an almost white at the edges. For interior glow start with the darker grey on the edges and lighten up as you go to the center.
After this dries - glaze it with a slightly watered down blue ink. Or I have found that Tamiya clear blue paint works great for this application. Apply as many coats as necessary. This will tint the grey areas underneath and the blue with blend from light to dark corresponding to the grey color below.
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It depends on how good your painting skills are, but basically, go with blue, if you can layer then use an NMM aproach in blue, if you prefer to drybrush then tart at mid blue and work your way up to white drybrushing, if you use a little much white on the drybrush you can get a frosted effect too
TYhe layereing thing sounds cool, can you please explain a bit more?
OK layering or dry blending, basically taking your sword as a forst blade, under coat it white, base coat it a mid blue (ultra marines blue?) then..
put some of you blue one a pallet,
water it down (at least 1/3 water)
add a tiny amout of white, so the colour changes a little, then paint over most of the blade
repeat that last step over and over adding a little more white each time, painting less and adding water to keep the paint thin (or retarder/extender if you want to spend the money) until you are eventually painting pure white and just the edges.
If you finish with a very very watered down blue ink wash it should also improve the effect
I think some of the stickies may have more info and the attachment was a picci I prepared for someone to show how to layer using red to yellow