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I used Balthazar gold on my csm and am looking for a highlight color or something to mix with it to make my own highlight color. Any advice?
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Generally GW recommends using a silver (usually the brightest one) to do the highlight to make the edges look like they've got a bit of extra glint to them.

It's generally my method when I actually do highlights on gold as well. Well that or was the gold in sepia or Agrax Earthshade and then pick out the raised bits/edges in the same gold I originally used.

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Ah, silver makes sense. I hit it with agrax, so I'll try bringing it up with the same gold and then maybe a shot of silver here and there.
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Base with Balthasar Gold, wash with Agrax Earthshade. Go again with Balthasar or Gehennas Gold, leaving the recesses alone, then highlight with Runefang Steel.
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If you don't want the gold to be quite as dark, you can use a reikland fleshshade instead.

One of the more time consuming methods I used to use to paint gold was to start with silver, then steadily wash down with layers of sepia wash and finish after three or four with a layer of flesh wash or sometimes devlan mud. I haven't tried this method with the new shades yet, so I'm not sure how it would go.


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Or this board, which caters to these exact types of questions. Asking for painting advice on a painting sub-forum in a Warhammer forum, and he got results? Magical stuff that.
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I ended up liking the look of going over it with another shot of the same gold. The metal paints sort of highlight themselves anyway. Thanks for the feedback!
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I've also found that my golds haven't needed much highlighting. I have, at times, used just a bit of silver over the edges to make it look a little more beaten up but you could get shiny depending on your technique. This is one of my favourite sites for painting/modeling knowledge, though the person running it has long since left it I think. Still, all the content is there.

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