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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot

San Diego, CA USA

Just a quick video complete with mix ratios (as making washes out of colors you have varies) It's not a pro technique but rather something you can mix up quick and get painted onto a bunch of models. We cover tarnish (patina) on Brass base coat and light rust effect over Boltgun Metal base coat.

And yes this model was just painted for the tutorial not a commission of personal mini so paint colors are in places they shouldn't be hehe.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Thank you putting up good videos!

What do you use for you mixing ceramic?
It looks like a really good depth.
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By "alcohol" do you mean "Isopropanol Alcohol" or something else?

Anyway, nice tutorial - especially the 'rust' one.

So, thanks!

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Fresh-Faced New User


Great tutorial, keep up the good work!

"Snatch from His hand the balance and the rod,
re-judge His justice, be the God of God." 
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Regular Dakkanaut


very nice, im very impressed with how simple it was to make up the copper tarnish wash. keep up the great work
BoW- John

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Screaming Shining Spear

Bedfordshire, UK


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Angry Blood Angel Assault marine

awesome as usual bursley

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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot

San Diego, CA USA

Thanks everyone! the encouragement keeps the fire going.

- Alcohol = 91% Isopropyl (Rubbing Alcohol)

-Ceramic Dish - link on my site in the TOOLS section

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Impassive Inquisitorial Interrogator

In that shadow right behind you...

Thanx again for a great tut L.B! Keep 'em coming

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Boosting Black Templar Biker

Jacksonville, NC

Thanks. Used the weathering washes on my mek, and I love them. Even put its picture in my gallery.

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Steadfast Grey Hunter

Austin, Tx

That is epic, sir.

Well done, and so simple a novice could pick up a brush and give it a go.

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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit


Is the alchohol really necesarry or can i just use the water ?

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Wolf Guard Bodyguard in Terminator Armor


Wear did you get the paints

Deff Gearz 2,000+pts. (50% painted), Retribution 57pt.(70% painted), FOW British Armoured Squadron 1660pts. (15% painted)

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Fresh-Faced New User

The P3 color range has Turqoise Ink. Would that work as well, or is it too different from your mix?

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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot

San Diego, CA USA

Thanks for the comments guys.

Q's and A's

@gretar - You can use just water but but you will get better results using alcohol and flowaid mix.

@Death Gear - Vallejo Game Color paints are available in many places.. in the US I get mine from http://www.thewarstore.com/

@Atomic Dork - I've never used the PP ink you speak of but when I think of ink I think of it being transparent. For the "patina" the chalky effect is needed. That's why I add a little white to the mix because it helps to cloud the shiny metal, bringing the effect to life.

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Dakka Veteran

Awesome Video, it really helps to see how the glaze was made and how to apply it. Please keep these videos coming, they are very inspiring for me as a "novice" painter!!
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Angry Blood Angel Assault marine

New Jersey

awesome painting as a pro
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Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader

Princedom of Buenos Aires

Just what I needed. Thanks !!!

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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant


you rock for putting up this vid. I better get paintin'!

"We Die Standing" 
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Long Beach, CA

This is very well shot and put together. Good info as well.

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Grovelin' Grot

Perth WA

I've been using a similar mixture with Citadel paints for copper/brass armour on my orks. Slightly watered down Snot Green / Enchanted Blue / Bleached Bone (was just using colours I had on hand) mix seemed to provide a decent result for me.

Out of curiousity is there a huge difference between Vallejo and Citadel/other paints? I haven't seen the Vallejo game colours anywhere in Australia.
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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot

San Diego, CA USA

Vallejo is way better than GW imo. But that's the whole package. They are cheaper, spill proof non-dry out dropper bottles, and you get more (17ml vs GW 12ml). I think the pigments are finer in Vallejo and the paint goes on smoother.

Reaper Masters is great also for the more advanced techniques as it handles very well when heavily diluted with water. And their color range and triad sets are unmatched.

Again IMO

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Grovelin' Grot

Perth WA

Hmm.. I might have a look around for them and see what they are like. Thanks for the info

The Vallejo Game colour set is $190 in Australia.. which ends up being something like $2.50 per paint not including the 3 brushes you get. Probly get it just for the fact the paints are in dropper bottles which make mixing colours alot easier than the Citadel paints which make mxing a PITA.

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