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Okay, as the title said, I am planning to revisit my Iron Warriors, and I was wondering whether anyone had any thoughts on the best way to paint to paint the main areas of armour. I don't realy like the look of drybrushing, so I would appreciate it if anyone could suggest the best scheme involving non-drybrushed Iron Warriors.
I undercoat mine with chaos black, then basecoat with chainmail, then paint mithril silver over the top of this.
this gives you a nice bright silver colour.
the next step is to water down black ink and paint this over the silver, then do the same with chestnut ink.
give this a final light DRYBRUSH (you knew this was coming) of mithril silver/white mix (id go for a 90%silver 10% white mix)
by the way for the first 2 stages ie the basecoat and the mithril silver i use a 1/4'' brush gets these stages done in next to no time.
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Another thing that could be tried is glazing with various inks. What I mean by this is take some ink and water it down to where only a tiny amount of the color is showing when brushed on and tint the metal. This could produce some very interesting effects. If you are looking for a cold look green and blue inks would work well. Orange and yellow would be good for warm metals.
This could add interest to the figure and help break up the large areas of flat metallics. Keep in mind that you don't want the metal to be blue or green (or any of the ink colors you use) but rather just a hint to tint the metal. If it is too obvious you haven't thinned your inks down enough. Sometimes it is better to really thin down the inks and apply several coats to build up just the right amount of tint.
If you get too much you could always water down your highlight color (ie silver) to make it semi transparent and go over the area to help blend it in.
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I paint my IWs totaly different.
First i paint the ENTIRE model tin bitz, then paint each bit you want silver boltgun metal leaving a very small amount in the very dark and dingey gaps. I then apply a watered down black ink to it. then piant chain mail bits on, leaving the bolt gun showing at edges and in small bits on armour. then i apply another watered down black ink to the model.
takes a long time but its worth it.:w00t:
it helps with the colours i use for the trims, as the tin bitz base coat is covered in a couple of washes of black ink it gets darker (suprisingly) and with a simple highlight of Brazen brass it looks quite good. this complements the dark iron as i detailed before in the previuos post.
i will post pictures of my squad soon. heres a picture of my Leuitenant.
im still working on my photo quality. my latest marines look better as ive had more chance ot practise the technique.
hope i helped DJ87
Yes, I quite like the colour of the armour on him. Do you use a different method for vehicles? Because that seems really time consuming. Also, I noted the lack of chevrons. Is there any reason for that, other than personal taste?
Glad you like it, Thanks:tongue:
Chevs, they are time consuming but there was not much space on him that i thought would look right. i have done on some bolters and a powerfist in my marine squads, and also the vin,http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...7/DSCF0008.jpg :tongue:
i painted the vin the same way! just used a massive brush and watered down paint. metalics dont often paint very well you may have noticed. that is one of the reasons why i paint the tin bitz, it helps the rest of the colours apply better, giving better coverage.
Post pictures of your first/test peice. DJ87