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Cheesehammer40k

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True Metallic metals
« on: November 24, 2018, 01:10:58 am »
Hey all, after a bit of advice and I thought I'd come to the guys in the know!

I'm having trouble with true metallics and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.  There's too much contrast with and the paint looks super grainy, help!  The metals on this guy's backpack and magazine are what I mean, they just look so dull :(

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Re: True Metallic metals
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 10:10:44 pm »
You need to glaze down to a darker shadow, then take the highlights up to a starker metallic, a silver.

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Re: True Metallic metals
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 01:24:36 am »
You need to glaze down to a darker shadow, then take the highlights up to a starker metallic, a silver.

Excellent, thanks, I'll give it a go on the next one :)

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Re: True Metallic metals
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 09:03:44 am »
For the grainy part, I don't get how it happens but sometimes it's about a good shake of the paint pot and really thinning it down. This makes it a pain to get good coverage though so I usually base coat with a normal color close to what i want (grey for silver, brown for bronze etc).

I'd add that for shadows, you need to glaze with mate paints as metal as very mate shadows ^^

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Re: True Metallic metals
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 10:31:03 am »
Try mixing a bit of Flow Improver on metallics, it help (with every acrylics it help).

Cheesehammer40k

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Re: True Metallic metals
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 11:18:20 pm »
For the grainy part, I don't get how it happens but sometimes it's about a good shake of the paint pot and really thinning it down. This makes it a pain to get good coverage though so I usually base coat with a normal color close to what i want (grey for silver, brown for bronze etc).

I'd add that for shadows, you need to glaze with mate paints as metal as very mate shadows ^^

Had a go at glazing in some olive drab, made the metal a little bit more interesting, thanks!

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