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i think is one of those things that can only be done weith black ink, ads it does have different properties than watered down black paint. i also thinks it dries shinier. you might want to try a few very thin washes of black paint. i mean, very thin. nearly the thickness of water and easily transparent.
Thanks, i'll try that. Also, what color would you say the Shoulder pads are? My guess is either Beaten Copper of Brazen Brass.
Perhaps a bit of black ink and chesnut or brown ink combined... It's kind of tough to tell from the picture what exact inks he used. Personally I haven't had much sucess with using thinned down colours as inks; I much prefer actual inks themselves. Sorry I can't be of more help.
From the picture ... the metal has to have been washed with black ink. The effect looks just like it.
However if you want some dirty looking metal - I would suggest going out and getting Vallejo Smoke. They have a smoke equivalent in both their game and model color line. Just thin it down and paint it on and it looks great.
I would say the shoulderpads/claw are most likely copper.
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You could also try mixing in a small amount of chestnut ink into the black wash over the metal to get a slight rustic effect without it dominating too much.
Erm... necrons don't rust?
I think I said this somewhere else before...but...inks are a transparent medium while paints are opaque. Inks allow a large proportion of the base colour to come through their colour while paints - even thinned - are opaque, meaning they cover most of the colour beneath.
This effect as said before is achieved using inks, it would be extremely difficult to obtain the same effect using paint, because paints will nearly always 'cloud' the colour beneath.
Go forth and buy inks!
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Lol, thanks guys. I'll be making a trip to my local hobby store ASAP.
Just remember to thin down the black ink(I always thin my inks/washes a minumum of 1:4 with water or thinner), or whatever ink you use. allowing it to pool and sit in areas you wouldn't normally allow it to do so I think would get the best effect. Then, go over it with a little bit of very light drybrushing with whatever metal color you used.
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