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    How To Paint Jade?

    Dear LO.

    I've been in a weird thing when I've been trying to paint my Inquisitress, you know
    the one with the inferno pistol and power stakes?

    I've tried about every method I can think of and it still doesnt look right.

    So far, I've primed with black, drybrushed dark angels green, and dark green
    ink. I'm clueless as to where to go next.

    Do you have any advice on painting this type of stone?

    I have a mixed color pallet of valejo paints and citadel paints so I'm pretty
    familiar with mixing.

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    i use this method
    Black base coat, Dry brush boltgun metal. 1st coat Scaly Green, 2nd Coat Scaly Green mixed with Ice Blue. Comes out close to what i consider Jade. If your looking for a shiny jade, then i would add some light reflection with yellow (like eldar gems)
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    what would you say those paints are in valejo, most of my greens
    are in that range.
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    Here is a good link to an example on how to paint jade:

    http://minipainting-guild.net/galler...ois_druid.html

    Cheers,

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    Few questions:

    what is wet blending and how do you apply it with this demonstration you have given?

    how did he manage the glossy glow to the jade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ AUN KOR
    Few questions:

    what is wet blending and how do you apply it with this demonstration you have given?

    how did he manage the glossy glow to the jade?
    First off I didn't paint that miniature nor did I write the article about it so I don't have specifics on that figure for you.

    Wet blending is a technique not quite unlike layering where you would add an extender to the paint to extend the drying time and then layer on the paint while it is still wet allowing for you to blend the layers together "feathering" the edges. This creates a smoother appearance than layering alone. A wet pallete can be helpful as well as it usually allows for an easier time to set your paint out and mix several shades at once.

    As for the glossy nature of the picture - I would not know if it is simply an effect created by his painting technique or if he has some form of gloss varnish applied. I am sure if you e-mailed him he would be more than happy to tell you.

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    I've got a sample of the mentioned technique;

    I wasnt able to use wet mixing, but instead used my paint mixing tile and
    mixed colors in there, then blended up to the white he was talking about.

    Its not perfect, since I've never painted jade before so I can use all the
    tips when I post the Inquisitress.

    So far, I've been able to get a decent look with dark green ink
    washes and glossy varnish.
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    Another method you might try is to work your way from a lighter green to a darker green and finish up with a green wash. Each successive coat of darker green should be mixed with a little water so that the previous lighter coat shows through it a little bit.

    It is very difficult to describe what I mean without personally showing you how to do it, so just do what I do and practice it a few times on a piece of undercoated, leftover sprue until you like what you see.

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