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29th November 2008, 14:11
I never seem to get that right. either the paint doesn't stick to the surface i am drybrusging on or it looks like black plastic with some gold "fleece" over it.
29th November 2008, 14:21
Do you really want to drybrush? I find that a badab brown/sepia wash followed by painting on highlights of shining gold/mithril silver works.
29th November 2008, 18:09
it's just that in the old painting guide it said that undercoat black drybrush gold is the way to go so i tried that. i now just paint it on but it takes about two coats for something small to three to four for a bit larger surfaces.
and there are some kickass gold painters on the forum that's why i asked.
29th November 2008, 19:47
pretty sinple really, if you have a black undercoat fiirst mix a little scorched brown with shining gold to get it to cover, obviously use a little bit of water so it doesn't look rough (no dry brushing allowed, just put the paint on) then apply a layer of shining gold over that, this will make the gold look better since its shades from any blotches will be of darker gold, then put in a thinned wash of sepia and a heavily thinned down purple, then ohighlight the very edges in mithril lightly and viola, some kick ass gold that looks shiny but has some depth and shine to it.
29th November 2008, 20:08
Just personal technique, nothing wrong with the others above.
I basecoat all metallic areas Tin Bitz. For gold I would use Shining Gold, a thinned chestnut/flesh/brown ink, then Shining Gold again. At this point if I want "dark"ish gold I would highlight the edges Burnished Gold. If I want "light"ish gold I would paint Burnished Gold then highlight with a mix of Burnished Gold and Mithril Silver.
29th November 2008, 20:27
If youre new with GW metallic paints, it can be kinda hard to get enough metallic ...pigments? anyway, the actual paint, and not just the clear paint retarder on your brush.
Try shaking your paint a lot, that way the stuff at the bottom come up to the lid. They have a tendency to sink to the bottom, so give it a give it a hippy hippy shake.
29th November 2008, 22:21
i paint my gold almost like baragash so i agree with him on his technique
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