Greetings everyone, I hope your New Years was a fun and hopefully pleasant experience. I for one had an army buddy and his wife over to the new home to toast the ball drop. I will say that one of my resolutions this year is to start a different page with the blog. Show more work in progress pics, and hopefully increase the readership. With that said I thought I would cover a how-to on doing traitor gaurd armor. This is a very simple tech. that I have adopted from Dave Taylor. He was so kind as to share it on the dakkadakka forums so I thought since I was using it for my traitor gaurd I would share it with all of you. For starters you will need GW paints. Now I am sure you can find an adaptation paint to suite your needs and if you do please share as I would love to check it out. This technique though requires Tin Bitz, Boltgun metal,thrakka Green (wash),Levathian Purple(wash),Devlan Mud(wash), Black wash, and final Mithril Silver. This is the order they will go in as well so remember that with the pics. They aren't the best(hence another resolution is to buy a light box), but just bare with me on these.
Now this is with the model going through the tin bitz which will be applied first as your base coat. The next which can be seen in the pic above is a drybrush of the boltgun metal over the tin bitz. Be sure to leave some openings in the armor as this will help with the end result.
The next step as shown yet hard to see is an application of the Thrakka Green wash. You will want to do this is random spots as it shows almost a rust oxidation to the armor. Adds lots of flavor, and depth.
Our next step after the thrakka is another random application of the Levathian Purple. This is the later part will give off the discolored part that coppers show/most metals when they are rusted from water damage. Yes it is hard to tell with the pic, but this is just for a general idea atm.
The next step is a semi heavy application of devlan mud wash. This will dull down the colors to a more natural tone thankfully, and will go over all the metal.
Our final wash is the Badab black. This will really dark the tone of the metal and in my opinon help you for the final step of the mithril. The washes will help show to light the natural spots that the paint would either chip or be rusted.
The conclusion of this and more tomorrow!