Tuesday, February 18, 2014

WIP: Ellyrian Reavers Part 4

Previously on... WIP: Ellyrian Reavers

I need to do this in all the horses, so let's take a closer look in detail at the process. First I put a base of a dark brown, Chocolate Brown will do in this case.

On top of that, a layer of a lighter brown. English Uniform for example.

And on top of that, lighter areas of yellow.

Those yellow areas are now covered with gold metallic paint.

Highlighted with silver metallic paint.

And metallic medium for the highest light spots.

Once the golden edges are done, I paint the white and blue tiles. First, a simple basecoat of white and blue, careful not to mess with the recesses.

The key to the effect of the tiles is the outlining. Thin lines of nearly pure white on top of the white tiles and very light blue (Space Wolves Grey) on top of the blue tiles.

The process is pretty simple but it can be time consuming since we are painting a whole unit. So much work deserves another dose of "before" and "after"!

Before...

...after!

Continue to WIP: Ellyrian Reavers Part 5

6 comments:

M R Lee said...

Interesting way to do up gold.. very cool. And glad that your back at it after your mishap with the bike..

Zaphod Beeblebrox said...

Let's hope the elf doesn't fall of his ride ;)

Glad to have you back :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Volomir,

Thanks a lot for these great tutorials on Elves. I have one question if you don't mind.

What is the reason that you mix non-metallic and metallic colours like in the case of gold? Why not to go for full NMM?

Thanks in advance!

Rafael García Marín said...

Hi Anonymous,

Well, it's kind of a long thing to explain... my relationship with NMM and Metallic approaches... Basically, I don't see a big difference in using NMM or metallic colours. The techniques used are the same, with the difference that when using NMM you are only concentrating in using matte paints. In my opinion, that is limiting yourself for no reason. I prefer to use as many types of contrast as I can, and if I only use metallic paints, I won't be using the contrast between shiny and matte, that is why my approach to metals normally contains both metallic paints and matte paints. I hope this helps! :)

Rafael García Marín said...

Actually, this is a very interesting topic, I am preparing some metallic and NMM tutorials, and I would like to explain this vision of mine more clearly. Stay tuned! :D

Swordmaster said...

Hi Volomir,

Thank you very much for your reply! It is a very interesting approach and your answer about not limiting yourself made me thing again about my chosen techniques for painting miniatures.

I would love to read more about your take at both techniques and I am looking forward to your updates!

Thanks!