Monday, 14 November 2011

Step-by-Step Cauldron of Blood : Part 6 - Gold

Next step is to add some Shining Gold to the minis.

A coat of Shining Gold is added to the appropriate parts. This can be quite a tricky colour to get a smooth coat with so it may require a few thin coats. Don't be worried if your first coat is quite patchy, this is normal, just wait until it's dry and add another, and repeat until you're happy.

Once the gold is dry I add a wash of Gryphone Sepia. Now a lot of people would use Devlan Mud here, but I prefer the Sepia. It adds a more subtle shading to the recesses, which to me is much more pleasant.

Finally when the wash is completely dry (don't be tempted to do this too early) I add a highlight of Shining Gold with a small touch of Skull White. This gives the paint an almost creamy look, and when applied to the edges of the gold areas dulls them slightly, just like with the other metal areas.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Step-by-Step Cauldron of Blood : Part 5 The Armour

Well it's been a while, but I'm finally back. Computers all working, although the nice guys at the cybercafe have lent me a power lead till payday at the end of the month.

So without further ado here's the next installment of my Step-by-Step guide.

For the armour I first give the selected areas a coat of Boltgun Metal.

Next I painted the areas I want to have a brown leathery feel with Bestial Brown. Yes I know I'm supposed to be doing the armour, but there is a reason for this.

Which is because I now give all the metal and leather areas a coat of Badab Black, this adds some shading to the areas and dulls down some of the shininess on the metal.

Finally I add a higlight to the edges of the metal with a mix of Boltgun Metal and Skull White. This mix further dulls down the shininess of the metal. If you want the metal to have more of a shine to it you can use Mithril Silver. But for Dark Elves I feel the dullness adds to the overall effect.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...