Wednesday, May 22, 2013

And the clock is ticking...


With less than six weeks until the in-store Armies On Parade event, I figured it was time to get cracking on the display board. Much like last year, I'm planning on a processional feel to the army presentation. There will also be a few surprises I hope will be appreciated by everyone viewing the army : )


So, over the next six weeks I have to paint my Knight, my Admekrepairrume, 20 Bridge Guards, build and paint the display base, attend both Kublacon and WarGamesCon, host my parents for 10 days, and celebrate my 40th birthday and my 8th wedding anniversary! Should be a busy time ; )

Question: I'm painting the armor on my Knight in a Brassy/Bronze way, highlights quite bright and shiny, shadows very dark and grimy. How do you think I should paint the "steel" parts of the model, bright and shiny OR predominantly dark with bright edge highlights?

Cheers
Dave

14 comments:

  1. I'd suggest the bright edge highlights - with a brown oily worked feel to it.

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  2. Im with old grue.

    And WOW mate :)
    I am really looking forward to see the army done :) and a lot of close ups.

    Janus

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  3. Darker steel to enhance the contrast. Make it look like old but well maintained metal. Hope that makes sense.

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  4. I am excited to hear that you are coming to Kublacon this weekend. Are you bringing your Mechanicum force? I would love to see it in person. I brought my Techmarine Fraternity army to Kubla last year.

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    1. I'd love to see pictures of your Techmarine Fraternity!

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    2. I don't have a photo gallery online, but here is a group shot of what the army looked like for Kublacon last year http://santacruzwarhammer.blogspot.com/2012/05/adeptus-mechanicus-display-base.html

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    3. Hi Michael, thanks for showing that, cool stuff indeed. Unfortunately I won't be bringing much of my Mechanicum army, I'm going to be working (photographing the FOW tourney) and not playing myself. I'll have a couple of pieces though. Looking forward to checking out Kublacon : )

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  5. Dark metal with bright edges, Dave.

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  6. If you have brass with a wide range between highlights and shadows, the steel should be fairly 'flat' to provide contrast. So I'm going against the crowd and suggest the silvery route. They can stll be a little rusty though - moderate washes of flesh shade around the nuts & bolts.

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    1. Despite overwhelming votes to the contrary, Jeff, I think I'm with you on the silvery, but flat route. I'll have to check with a few more painting friends this weekend.

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  7. Dark steel with edge highlights.

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  8. Thanks for all your "votes" guys. I'm still not 100% convinced that the dark metal is the way to go, but I'll let you know earlier next week which way I've chosen ; )

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