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So decied to restart my marines and have been looking at doom eagles and iron knights, so im looking at using boltgun metal for the eagles and chainmail on the kinghts. Now anything i should know about painting a all metallic paint scheme? i noramlly just use my mettalic paint for drybrushing and wetbrushing. Am i supposd to water down paint befoer use like all the rest (id assume yes). How should i stroke? any other general advice would be helpfull

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Depends on how you do it. Check my Warriors of Chaos log for a good example of an army that is nearly entirely metallic paints. For the most part, painting metallics isn't really that different from using regular colours aside from the fact that they are somewhat thicker and using too many layers will obscure detail quickly. Your best bet, in my not so humble opinion lol, is to mix up a bright version of the colour you are going for and then use washes, either GW washes or your own homemade ones, to darken the paint down to where you want it. My entire WoC army has been painted in this way and it works quite well.

If you wish to go for the layered technique where you build up to the lightest colour, keep in mind that milthril silver is as bright as it gets, don't plan to go past that. Also, try to thin out the metallics with flow aid or something similar as water won't do it properly which will really show up in the smoothness of the paint.


The other thing to remember is that you MUST have some non metallic paint in there somewhere, even if it is just black shadows or a bit of cloth somewhere to break up the metallic areas. Otherwise it will be 'too much' and won't look right. And this has to be on the model itself, not just the base. This will add more realism to the model and will help draw the eye a bit more.
 

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The other thing to remember is that you MUST have some non metallic paint in there somewhere, even if it is just black shadows or a bit of cloth somewhere to break up the metallic areas. Otherwise it will be 'too much' and won't look right. And this has to be on the model itself, not just the base. This will add more realism to the model and will help draw the eye a bit more.
I agree strongly with this sentiment. If you really do use ALL metallic paint, you'll end up it looking like a raw metal/pewter version of the model. It just looks downright vulgar. i would know, i tried this same thing once... I finished a squad, took a step back to look at them... and vomited in my mouth a little...

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I agree strongly with this sentiment. If you really do use ALL metallic paint, you'll end up it looking like a raw metal/pewter version of the model. It just looks downright vulgar. i would know, i tried this same thing once... I finished a squad, took a step back to look at them... and vomited in my mouth a little...

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High five for having done that! :eek:k::victory::eek:k:
 

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Thanks a bunch. Ill get some flow aid, as the water smoothness thing really shows up. Im going to use black on the shoulder pads so they wont be really metal.
As again thanks a bunch
 
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