Tuesday 22 October 2019

Dreadtober 2019 - Shadow metallics

#Dreadtober update and I've shadow washed all the metallics. My Valejo Sepia 'dipping' wash is the main difference.

In truth it is not the best product in the world but I've tons of the stuff and a lot of this will be further enhanced with Army Painter String Tone wash for even more contrast and then the Verdigris

But you can clearly see on the assault cannon unwanted tide-marks

It's less noticeable on the Plasma weapon and certainly makes it look a little more ancient but it's still a bit of a gamble using it.

Perhaps a mix with Lahmian Medium might make it settle a little better but that's always too much faffing for me 😂

And then not too much difference but this is after the Strong Tone wash as well

But a back shot, curiously missing from the last set of pictures.

I then shaded the pauldrons with black and painted the fist Angel Green.

And at some point plaid down the skull for a Renegade Knight banner that will go on the base of Lady Pettorini. It's not quite working but maybe it'll come right in the end...

Verdigris next...


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    1. Got some chapter decals and freehand number to do on the shoulder pads too.

  2. I always give a quick brush on of Lahmium Medium first before applying washes over large surfaces as I find it breaks down the surface tension and flows better over the mini.

    Had to double take the chaos banner, I thought Blimey these DA are getting brave showing their true colours at last ;)

    1. That's a cool tip, I'll git it a try next time. Ha, ha, yeah my Dark Angels are proper loyal they've got rules to prove it and all!

  3. It's looking great. Coming along nicely.

    1. Cheers Ed, running out of time though so I best get a wiggle on with it.

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    1. Thanks Rory, I can't believe how easy it's been. Its not like I've had a lot of time to work on it and yet it just seems to have come along so smoothly!