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Realistic Metal is very hard to paint and make look good especially on large areas. I purchased some stuff to experiment with and it turned out great so I'm sharing Hawkeye's Hobbies Acrylic NMF Paint and SnJ Polishing Powders used here. http://www.hawkeyeshobbies.com
As always Les that's a good tutorial.Thanks for the tip,got myself an airbrush just yesterday,must remember to try this out once I get the hang of it.It gives such a nice metal effect,I would like to see a whole daemon hunters army painted up using this,LOL.
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I'm trying to make some storm troopers w/ chrome hellguns and back packs, just to be fabulous. I have an airbrush, but it seems like picking out just the guns will be tough. Do you think that using this stuff would work, or should I try a different approach?
Phoenix wrote:Well I don't think the battle company would do much to bolster the ranks of my eldar army so no.
Nonsense. The Battle Company box is perfect for filling out your ranks of aspect warriors with a large contingent from the Screaming Baldies shrine.
A Metallic Micro-Powder that adheres to the pours in the paint and the models... that is actually a genius idea. On smaller models like grey knights and such, I think it will be hard to achieve the polished look because of the polishing needed to get the luster. However, it is a very helpful tutorial, I like it. You should try using a Wash and see what happens. I wash my GK with a Blue Ink to give the blue steel look... I wonder what it would look like.
Thanks for the tut and info LBursley
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Les is hitting on something that has been around for a little while, scale modelers have been using on polished metals such as car wheels, shifters, and even so far as entire airplanes. I don't know how well it'll scale to 28mm due to the polishing required
Great video to demonstrate another modeling crossover. This along with the weathering powders will definately pull peoples painting up a level.
Recommendation? Try using that after you do a gloss black basecoat followed by a coating of Al clad metallic.
Dullcoat will kill the finish on this, you have to gloss. Even better would be after glossing you wet sanded the whole thing with some 2k grit sandpaper then used some compound and then car polish to buff the coat to a shine. That's a little involved for wargaming
Since this stuff is essentially a powder I wouldnt recommed trying to put any liquid over it unless your spraying your clear coat.
Also if you're going for a metal finish on Grey Knights, why not get a little metal polish and some buffer pads for a rotary tool and polish them? It'd be a simple one step process.
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