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11-27-15 05:09 PM
DelvarusThePitFighter I use some of the old-school washes with my metals to brighten them up. I typically put a 'Flesh wash' over the bronze, then a spot of nuln oil. Repeat. And glaze with 'Yellow glaze' but only lightly.
11-27-15 05:00 PM
ntaw Looking good
11-27-15 04:39 PM
MidnightSun Here we go, silver and Agrax Earthshade.

11-19-15 06:40 PM
Squire I'd love to see the results when you've tried this out, by the way. A finished piece would be good, but I'd be just as interested to see various experiments on spare parts if you're going to practice different techniques a few times first. I'm thinking of putting this silver/bronze treatment on parts of my chaos lord to differentiate him a bit from the rest of the army, but it's important the bronze aspect doesn't stand out too much over the silver (to fit with the general scheme I use)

I actually tried something along these lines a while ago for a different project and one of the things I tested was agrax earthshade straight onto silver. The wash didn't stand out too much so I imagine it would take several washes or something else to get the look on that Curze model. Maybe silver base with black glazes to darken the recesses, then a few washes of AE, but I think I'd try tin (vallejo tinny tin) glazes rather than AE. Initially, at least.
11-19-15 05:33 PM
falcoso Silver washed with agrax earthshdae should do the trick. Alternatively Relictor gold suitably washed looks like it would produce a similar effect as its a very pale gold.

I certainly wouldn't say you need to mix anything for this, generally any metal tone can be achieved through a silver or gold with the right wash (and plus its much easier to replicate).
11-17-15 07:19 PM
Nordicus Seems to me it's a Runelord Brass base with various washes. That should give you the silvery bronze tone you're looking for
11-17-15 06:22 PM
MidnightSun Thanks for all the responses, guys! I think, on a little experimentation, it's a washed silver rather than starting from a bronze. No pictures yet, because my camera is at work, but I'll see what I can do.

Forge World do give out their paint schemes, but I don't like the Forge World way of doing Night Lords this example of Curze is just one that I found on the internet.
11-17-15 04:09 PM
GrimzagGorwazza Don't know what they used here, personally I'd get Vallejo metal medium and try some mixing with yellow browns, zamesi desert, tau light ochre etc etc. The shadows are almost certainly agrax as a final coat. Personally I'd go zemesi / metal medium 50/50 mix then slowly increase the amount of metal medium or even add white. to build up to silver edge. then give the whole thing a couple of coats of watered agrax to tie the blends together.
11-17-15 10:09 AM
Squire I would go for a silver base coat and either layers of agrax earthshade or tin/brass glazes. A light drybrush with silver or some edge highlighting if the bronze glazes look a bit too heavy
11-17-15 07:11 AM
SonofVulkan I'd start with a Brass Scorpion base coat, then a heavy drybrush of Sycorax Bronze. Then give it another drybrush of 50/50 Sycorax Bronze/Runefang Steel to give it the almost steel/silver look. Don't worry if it looks a bit too silvery at this stage as the heavy wash of Agrax Earthshade will bring back the browny/bronze colour. Then a little Nuln Oil in the parts you need darker, like around rivets and skulls. Maybe another drybrush of Sycorax Bronze/Runefang Steel around where you want the details to pop.

Thats how i'd do it, hope that helps.
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