Sunday, March 20, 2011

Grey Knight Librarian

Never been a great fan of metallic paints, its an experiment for me.

We will see how it turns out

btw its really hard to make photos of reflective surface with my home camera :)


  1. Very nice start.

    Im gonna love to see what you can do with this mini.

    I follow your blog and you are improving with each mini.

    Wich steps did you do until now in the Librarian?

    You get a really clean and smooth finish on all your minis, any tip about it?

  2. Thanks for such kind words :)

    When the pics were taken metal areas were covered with boltgun metal and glazed with midnight blue for steel like look. then i started working on shades by using watered down chaos black and scorched brown i glazed towards the direction where the shades will be. this is a time consuming process but its needed to establish smooth transition between metallic and not metallic paint

  3. Thanks a lot for the info.

    How many layers did you use to get the metallic boltgun basecoat? It seems really smooth too.

  4. I usually use no or little water for the basecoat
    to achieve smooth and strong color to work with.
    It takes 1 or 2 layers to get enough saturation.

    Further more if you use water with metallic paints pigment has tendency to fall of and loose its shine

  5. I think that's a good experimet:) really like the shiny armour. it is much harder to make smooth metalic surface with good contrast than nmm and you've really done a great job here!
    cheers, loler