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I don't know your skill level with painting but I can suggest a few more simple techniques that can make a huge impact on your models.
I would suggest doing a watered down ink wash on the metallic parts of the figure. Take a bit of black ink dillute it with your mixing liquid and brush it on to the metallics. What this will do is add definition to the figure. It will darken it in the recesses and add a suble shade as it moves to the highest parts of the area.
You can then either drybrush the top areas with your metallic color or layer it on using thin paint.
If you want an oily look you might want to look at using some brown ink instead of black.
You can also use the same procedure on the red areas but try different colors of ink. I would suggest a brown ink. You might also want to start with a darker red to give you more room to build up your highlights. The transition of color will be more powerful.
Hope these suggestions help out.
My painting skills aren't really great, but they're ok. I never was excellent at painting but Im getting better.
My models look better when not in picture.
Thanks for the tips, but do they look ok???
the models do look better off picture cos there not so bright.
most of the red on the models also has kinda swirling paterns in it duno wether it wos intentional or not but it looks gud
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They don't look too bad, but they could very easily be much nicer. Head over to Cool Mini Or Not? and check out their articles section. It's got a few good articles for dealing with metal.
Also, for really easy metal, rather then painting the metal onto the undercoat, drybrush it onto a black undercoat.
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Originally Posted by hrdcst1
Yea the redness was really cos i didnt wasnt it too bright and i like it
cheers well the urm guys do llok ok, but urm im a crap painter so they'll do lol!!Originally Posted by Broadside_Pilot
I wouldn't recommend mixing black you will muddy the color. Instead if you want to darken your red use brown as a base or mix brown in with your red. You could also mix a bit of darker purple as well.Originally Posted by Xeloris