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any advice on painting plasma on a plasma pistol (i only have chestnut ink so please dont refer to inks)

thanks!

the pistol itself is mainly brazen brass, and the tip will be a silver metallic color, not sure which one yet.
 

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This is what I posted about it in another thread

That is how I do plasmaguns as well. I paint the entire coils area in Scorpion Green first, followed by a 50/50 mix of Scorpion Green and White. The final stage is straight White but applied ONLY at the very corners of the coils where they turn downwards on the gun. Gives it a very cool green glowing effect for very little effort.
 

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I do about the same thing. I paint it a bright green and get it up to a white highlight.
 

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I think most people use green, but here's another way.

I use shadow grey and drybrush ice blue on top, looks pretty cool, but then, my armies an arctic force, so it fits with the overall scheme.
 

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I prefer blue, (starting from black) Regal blue shading, Ultramarine as the main, Ultramarine mixed with white Highlights, and white Extreme highlights

Simple but effective, I tried with Green and thought meh its ok I guess
 

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I thoroughly enjoy making my weaponry look used... I'll paint the muzzle as if the gun were rolling off the assembly line first.

Then, I use some foam make up pads my mom didn't care for and apply a 50/50 black brown stipple over the tip, followed by some pure black to look like some muzzle burn / flashback.

Makes for a very cool effect.
 

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well the 3 main schools of thorght happen to be

red the original GW couler and a lot of the old school use it

blue this seems to be a couler used qute a bit these days

and green the clouer most pepole use

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For me, it will depend on the army colors. It has to POP.

Something that contrasts. Like for my Blood Ravens (deep reds, bone, black) I use the green (layers of dark angels green, goblin green and scorpion green).

For my Deathwatch kill team I used blues. Same with my Tau (T'au Sept).

I'd reccomend doing some test runs. Try different colors and see what looks the best to you.
 
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