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1. Do you all have any tips tricks or recommendations to paint lighting strikes? My hands are not that steady. And whats the best method/colour to use to get the some really good looking lighting (none of this "grab lighting blue and make a line") I'm going for best quality not a quick lazy way to make me some lighting.
2. This might be hard to explain but have any of you seen a mist effect? Try to imagine mist or fog from a game or life (or a cemetary). Now try to apply that to the black armour of a dark eldar. It's like white (duh) on the armour but you can see the armour underneath. I seen some people color it but it's hard to explain. It's of course not blobs of white on the armour more like greyish white weakly coloring the armour. Go to google and type in mist on images to see what I'm muttering about (good example is the second pic on the first row mist on black).
Last edited by Hell Knight; December 28th, 2005 at 23:12.
well lighting is not so hard, if you apply it on a dark background. If you want lightning on a black/dark blue area, then I first paint some blue (I use enhanced blue with a little black in it) stripes, lightning shaped. Then highlight the middle of the lightning with blue then blue + white. Its good if you don use that much color on your brush. Try to get that cracked lightning look.
Also look at some lightning pictures, so you get the right shape.
I donâ€™t really understand the mist thing...
For the lightning - I am about to do some on a power weapon real soon and this is what I am planning on doing:
first using very dilluted paint on a slightly larger brush than my detail brush I will outline the pattern using a lightened version of what color the lightening will be. I will purposefully keep the lines irregular in thickness creating "flash points" at odd intervals.
Next I will go back with a darker version of the lightning color with my detail brush with slightly more opaque paint and paint in the "middle" of the previous layer.
I am hoping to produce a good effect with this. We shall see.
As for the mist thing. You probably won't get a desired effect without an airbrush.
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This is a bit of an unprecise way of acheiving mist. I would get a skull white spray can and spray the desired are from about a foot to a foot and a half away so it won't apply proparly, giving the effect that its clinging to the armour.
To get the best out of this method its all about how you angle the spray can in relation to the model, for detail I can't think of another way.
Hope this helps.
have you tryed "superglue mist" a thin application on painted surface gives a partially transparent look and in places it goes misty.im using GW superglue.try it on an old unused model or failing that a discreet part on a model
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