Saturday, October 17, 2015

TUTORIAL: PAINTING 'FIVE LAYERS' METAL

Here is a Step-by-step guide of how to paint metal with 'Five Layers Technique'.

Introduction: Five Layers Technique is easy to learn, simple and rewarding. You can apply almost any colour with it. It may be used both as an Army Paining method or a groundwork for much more advanced paintjob. I personally use this technique most of the time. To learn more please visit: TUTORIAL: 'FIVE LAYERS TECHNIQUE'

Colour Recipe:

Black undercoat,
Tin Bitz (GW) / Warplock Bronze (GW) / Blighted Gold (P3)
Boltgun Metal (GW) / Gun Metal (AP) 
Mithril Silver (GW) /  Shining Silver (AP)
Devlan Mud (wash GW) / Strong Tone (shade AP)
Mithril Silver (GW) /  Shining Silver (AP)

[Remember] You can exchange particular paint for any substitute as long as you keep colour intensity close.

Basics: Use Black undercoat. The first layer of metal should be painted Tin Bitz. The paintjob must be as thorough as possible, paint should be delivered into recesses but be sure to keep all the details sharp. You can add some water to ease the process. Next, using Boltgun Metal paint all the protruding and flat areas leaving Tin Bitz visible in recesses and near the edges. Using Mithril Silver paint edges, centres of flat areas and all the bulges. Wash all with Devlan Mud (wash a lot). In the end just edge all with Mithril Silver. You can also paint some small scratches and lines in the middle of flat areas.

This picture shows exactly how layers should overlap each other.

Example:


Black undercoat,

Tin Bitz thorough layer,

Boltgun Metal (scruffy),

Mithril Silver bulges, protuberances, flat middles,

Devlan Mud wash (a lot),

Dried out Devlan Mud,

Mithril Silver edges, lines, middles,


You should end up with a quick and easy way of painting metal thath both shines with light reflexes and has a nice overall facture. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Remember:
Steel for humans...
Silver for monsters...
Brush for miniatures ;)

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