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I have a Death Cult Assassin who has 2 whips which I am using to represent power weapons. The idea is that the whip works like a lighsaber and has the ability to cut through metal with ease. Anyways, I want to make a steel beam sliced in half but I am not sure how to paint area where the cut happens, not sure if it should be just black like the metal was charred or the red to white like the metal is still hot from the whip. Any help would be appreciated.
Well, if you want to use Star Wars as a reference, the only time I recall a lightsaber actually heating metal was in episode one when it was used to melt down a blast door. In the other cases of a lightsaber cutting metal that I can remember, mostly from the fight aboard Jabba's skiff in Episode Six, the metal didn't look heated.
It would take time for the metal to heat. If the assassin's whips slice through quickly, I think a char would look more realistic.
Chief Inspector Dreyfus: Are you wounded?
Clouseau: No. Fortunately I was saved by the darkness.
Chief Inspector Dreyfus: So what we need is more light.
How thin is the whip, also.
A thin whip that leaves almost no heat outside of itself would leave almost no mark, however, the bigger around the whip, the more the metal would be heated, causing more discoloration.
The whip is pretty thin, on the model it is made with a wire thinner than a normal paperclip.
If you look at painting as catching a moment in time, I see no problem in painting the metal as heated - in the process of cooling after intense heat.
Metals, especially steel have distinct colours when heated, it's called incandescence, like a light bulb filament.
Without going into the physics of why, when steel is heated it goes through a spectrum, blue to purple are the coolest and usually not seen, next red, orange, yellow then white at its hottest.
I think you will get the best effect from using reds and oranges.
Take it on, I think it is a worthy project and will look sweet if done right!
Not trying to be patronising if you know this already, it's easier to assume nothing and start at the beginning
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i do a heated metal look on the ends of all my meltaguns, if you are interested heres a pic of my librarian with it.
if you like the effect, tell me and i'll tell you how to do it.
Killer clown, thanks for the explaination, I knew most of that stuff already, but it gave me a different way of getting the effect I wanted.
Thanks for the pic Alexpape and nice model. However, I think that effect would be too bright for my situation. Since the whip had already cut through the piece of metal, I think it would be in the phase of cooling down (tahnks to Killer Clown for this idea) . I was thinking of something like the tip in this picture, but I am not even sure if that is appropiate.