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Paint Scheme

Post by kalamire » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:06 pm

So I am getting back into Khador and I am looking for a different type of paint scheme. I am wanting to try a faded and burnt look. Meaning I would like to base my jacks in a solid metal colour, then go over with a faded red to illustrate age and war effects. Anyone have any suggestions on how I can go about this?
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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by MagickalMemories » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:04 pm

Actually, exactly like you said.
Paint them metallic first, then go back and paint them red. Leave plenty of metal spots showing through.
Highlight the red up with a couple successively brighter shades of red.
When you're done, go over it all with a coat or two of GW's badab Black or Devlan Mud wash (or whatever equivalent the kids are using these days LOL), to suit your preference. I often use both (D-Mud first, followed by selective use of B-Black).

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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by kturock » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:50 pm

what i did with my ork trukks to look worn, is to paint them with flats and then use washes to make them look worn. use a wash of reds and browns.. rust is more brown than red.. even ad some black.
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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by TimeLapse » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:34 am

I went for a battle warn look for my Dwarfs as well,

1st I base coat with a dark red,
2nd I stippled bright orange over the red
3rd I dry brushed gun metal over that making the red and orange fade in the background
4th I then dry brushed a lighter silver over that

I then painted the color parts,
1st I painted dark green leaving the edges to look warn
2nd I dry brushed a lighter green over the dark green only leaving the edges faded

I chose an off white as my 2nd color and painted over areas leaving once again the metal edges.

Sorry about the darkness of the photos used my phone for my camera, But here is the finished model.

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Here is a few more shoots of more models painted this way

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Here that dark red base coat I used

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And that model fully painted

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I would sub the greens with red paint and it would work well for you, it seems like allot of steps but once you get into the grove it paints up really fast, this army took me about 15-20 hours to paint it so it can be done at a fast speed.
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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by JohnBlackhawk » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:19 pm

Well one detail you may try if you're feeling up to it is try drilling out the barrels on that gatling gun to add extra detail. I'ts something ive read about in a few older modeling books.

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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by kturock » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:30 pm

WE used to drill out Bolguns barrels and the side vent/exhaust holes with pin drills.
JohnBlackhawk wrote:Well one detail you may try if you're feeling up to it is try drilling out the barrels on that gatling gun to add extra detail. I'ts something ive read about in a few older modeling books.
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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by JohnBlackhawk » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:17 am

what i'm kinda confused on though is the drill bits for these "hobby drills" ive seen on places like testors.com you get them at any hardware store like any other drill bit?

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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by kturock » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:25 am

Hobby stores. They're called pin drills, usually.
Especially stores that sell trains and wooden models. GW sells them, at about double the price.
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Citadel-Drill

The bits are the size of paperclips and pins. I have a set of about 10 different sizes.
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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by MagickalMemories » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:20 am

Hand drills. Pin Drills. Pin vices. I've seenthem under a bunch of different names.
You can get bits for them anywhere that sells dremel drill bits. For REALLY small bits, you'll have a better time getting them in feebay than anywhere locally, and you can get them in GREAT quantities.
I pin with brass rod. I've bought locally and online. If there's a drill bit in the size, you can get brass rod that size, too.

It's been a while, but I've also used paper clips. I prefer the brass because it's easier on my clippers and canbe found in more universal sizes, as opposed to whatever thickness of metal that particular brand of clip is made in.

(Paper clips are FAR easier to store, though. LOL)

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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by tordeck » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:33 am

I know a gent that uses guitar strings for his pinning.
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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by MagickalMemories » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:54 pm

Guitar strings?
For me, the idea is to have a solid piece holding the pieces of model together. The flexible nature of guitar strings makes me wonder why he uses them.

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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by JohnBlackhawk » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:53 pm

Yea i'm trying to figure out that whole guitar string thing myself, but only thing i can figure is giving you flexibility on the angle you drill but that depends how tensile the guitar string is.

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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by s_o_r_r_o_w » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:12 pm

MagickalMemories wrote:It's been a while, but I've also used paper clips. I prefer the brass because it's easier on my clippers and canbe found in more universal sizes, as opposed to whatever thickness of metal that particular brand of clip is made in.
I use paperclips--and a second set of cheap but very durable hardware store sidecutters to trim them.

I bought 1000 or so identical paper clips and sized my pin vise bit to the paper clips. It lives in the box with them.
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Re: Paint Scheme

Post by kturock » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:23 pm

My wife sews and always has bent pins, common/straight and safety pins. I have several different cutters to use on them.
I also use the scrap from pop rivits. They're a little thicker and since they're aluminum, easier to cut.
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