Just a work in progress post, really – but I thought I would go through painting the metal areas.
I’m trying to improve my technique a bit – and create brighter, cleaner paint schemes than I usually manage.
Although Legion of the Damned models tend to be painted with silver trims, I decided to make them gold, as I think it suits the theme of fire and change better.
For painting gold, the paints used:
For the silver areas, paints used:
To shade/glaze both metals, I used:
Shade 1: wash all over with several thin layers of Nuln Oil + Abaddon Black. This helps define details, so it reveals where to place highlights.
Shade 2: wash the recesses with Nuln Oil/Abaddon black, then wash all-over with Agrax Earthshade.
Highlight 1: Gunmetal
Highlight 2: Gunmetal + Chainmail
Edge highlight: pure Chainmail – then add Metallic Medium, to highlight corners/points. I then painted blink-dots with pure Metallic Medium.
Glaze: Nuln Oil + Naggaroth Night + Lahmian Medium, all over the silver areas.
Base: Balthasar Gold
Shade 1: several thin washes of Nuln Oil + Abaddon Black (all over)
Highlight 1: Balthasar Gold + Glorious Gold
Highlight 2: Glorious Gold
Shade 2: wash Seraphim Sepia (all over).
Wash Seraphim Sepia + Rhinox Hide (recesses)
Wash Nuln Oil + Rhinox Hide (deepest recesses)
Edge Highlight 1: Glorious Gold (all over)
Edge Highlight 2: Polished Gold (prominent edges)
Edge Highlight 3: Polished Gold + Metallic Medium (corners/points). As before, add blink-dots with pure metallic medium.
Glaze: Nuln Oil + Naggaroth Night + Lahmian Medium (all over).
I glazed the metals purple in order to give them a slightly sinister hue. You could just use Druchii Violet – but I wanted the colour to be quite dark.
I will make a tutorial for painting ethereal black power armour in the next post, hopefully.