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Painting techniques for sword blade and plate armours

in Modelling tutorials and painting Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:57 pm
by Snagy • 20 Posts

Gentlemen,

I would be curious your opinion about the best way to paint sword blade and also plate armour (e.g. cuirass).
Earlier I used Tamiya enamel "Gun metal" mixed with either Tamiya enamel "Flat aluminium", highlighted with lighter mix of "Gun metal" and "Silver".
Recently I started to use Vallejo paints and washes. In this range I have no experience so far - but would highly appreciate any advices in this subject.

Best regards-
snagy

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RE: Painting techniques for sword blade and plate armours

in Modelling tutorials and painting Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:46 pm
by Valdemar • 2.105 Posts

Well I have taken the easy way out and use the "Metal" color set from Andrea and this works well...


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RE: Painting techniques for sword blade and plate armours

in Modelling tutorials and painting Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:43 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

Anthracite 772 acrylic gloss from Marabu...to get Highlights, dry brush with silver from Revell


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RE: Painting techniques for sword blade and plate armours

in Modelling tutorials and painting Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:09 pm
by Snagy • 20 Posts

Thank you for both answers.
With friendly regards-
snagy

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RE: Painting techniques for sword blade and plate armours

in Modelling tutorials and painting Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:02 pm
by Valdemar • 2.105 Posts

You are welcome


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RE: Painting techniques for sword blade and plate armours

in Modelling tutorials and painting Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:29 pm
by Steve G • 53 Posts

Hi snagy,

I use a mixture of Vallejo and Citadel (Games Workshop). The following seems to work fairly well - particularly if you are "batch" painting: (1) Prime whole figure. (2) Paint all steel areas Boltgun Metal (Citadel). (3)When dry, apply a wash of Nuln Oil (Citadel "Shade" - it's like an ink) to armour and mail - but not blades. (4) Dry brush raised surfaces with Natural Steel (Vallejo). (5) Highlight (sparingly) with drybrushed silver. The amount of steel/silver drybrushing will depend on whether you want the armour to look "box fresh" or showing the campaign wear or whether it's top-of-the-range Milanese plate (nobility) or Primark tat (everyone else!). I use Vallejo Matt varnish on all my figures - but occasionally apply a second coat of Vallejo Satin to armour etc. for added "sheen".

Photos are of replica armour at the Bosworth Heritage Centre (definitely "box fresh") and of some batch painted Perry Wars of the Roses figures. Hope this is of some use.

Good luck,
Steve G.

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RE: Painting techniques for sword blade and plate armours

in Modelling tutorials and painting Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:09 pm
by Snagy • 20 Posts

Thank you Steve for the exhausting answer.
I definitely shall try these methods.
I am looking for solution "armour showing some campaign wear"-look as you described this kind - since I think it was more common.
Thank you once again.
With friendly regards-
snagy

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