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Guild Ball Hunter's Guild by Lawnor

Guild Ball Hunter's Guild by Lawnor

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Iron and Steel

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I base coated most of the irons with P3 Pig Iron as its a good standard weapon colour.  However Snow, the wolf, has an icy feel to him and I wanted his metal to echo this so I chose a silver that had an edge of cold and blue to it.  VGC 72.053 Chainmail silver looked like my best option from the pots at my desk so base coated all his metal in this.  I also applied some of this to the edges of the blades of everyone else’s weapons.  I’d normally do this after shading, but the paint was mixed up already so i thought why not try it?

Everyone but the wolf then got a wash with Nuln Oil.  I gloss varnished the wolf and then applied the nuln oil only to his recesses and the engraved swirls in his armour as a pin wash.  The gloss helps repel it from flat surfaces keeping them clean.

Everything then got highlighted with VGC Chainmail.  VMA 71.064 Chrome was then used to highlight the wolf and add a little glint to the highest points of weapon highlights.  I apparently forgot to take a picture of this stage because I can see the end in sight at last and I was caught up the the momentum.

 

Back at the start of this project I did an experiment to test out the two different rust pigments I have had on my desk for a while.  The very next day AssetDrop posted me a third rust paint, Mission Models Transparent Light Rust.  After running a quick test on an old bottle cap I’ve used to paint models on, I mixed a drop of this with a little water and applied it to a select few weapons and Zarola’s shoulder armour to see how it works.  I think this could be very good for providing stains, rather than built up rust, but I will experiment more with it in the future.

Pig Iron and Chainmail base coatsPig Iron and Chainmail base coats
Nuln Oil Wash and Pin WashNuln Oil Wash and Pin Wash
I forgot to take a picture of the highlight so here's a picture of Gerrard Butler drinking tea instead.  Because I'm British and reasons and stuff.  I blame Lance.I forgot to take a picture of the highlight so here's a picture of Gerrard Butler drinking tea instead. Because I'm British and reasons and stuff. I blame Lance.
My first use of Mission Models Transparent Light Rust on a modelMy first use of Mission Models Transparent Light Rust on a model

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