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Gretchen Fontenay
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Has anybody painted the metal mechs? If so, thoughts?
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I suggest buying "FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint" (available on Amazon) in the base color you want to use. Then wash with Citadel "Nuln Oil".
 
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Want able to get them unfortunately but I have painted lots of metal miniatures. Give it a good cleaning. After it dries prime with Vallejo brush on primer. It works the best in my opinion. Then paint away and you should be good.

I do highly suggest sealing with varnish once it's done.
 
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MajorPWNage wrote:
Want able to get them unfortunately but I have painted lots of metal miniatures. Give it a good cleaning. After it dries prime with Vallejo brush on primer. It works the best in my opinion. Then paint away and you should be good.

I do highly suggest sealing with varnish once it's done.


Yes, about what we used to do with D&D miniatures.
 
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I think I wasn't clear in the OP- I have the metal mechs- I don't want to fully paint them as they are mechanical already- any thoughts on what touches would make them come more alive?
 
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Maybe just some washes to glaze the minis a bit closer to their faction colors. Then maybe a really light dry brush with a bright metallic.

From what I have seen of them, that's probably what I would have ended up doing.
 
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MajorPWNage wrote:
Maybe just some washes to glaze the minis a bit closer to their faction colors. Then maybe a really light dry brush with a bright metallic.

From what I have seen of them, that's probably what I would have ended up doing.


Maybe not a bright metalic... I'm thinking of some rust patches... of course, I have no idea how to do rust or oil stains or any of it. But I like the idea of the colour wash! I was thinking patches of colour but a wash would be better all around.
 
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Great tutorial for easy weathering

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MajorPWNage wrote:
Great tutorial for easy weathering


Thank you! I'm not fond of his video style but there are some useful tips.
 
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Yeah he's a real love it or hate it style but he has some great tips to share
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Color themed washes for each faction might be cool:
http://theleadheadblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/making-your-own-...
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klurejr wrote:
Color themed washes for each faction might be cool:
http://theleadheadblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/making-your-own-...


Thank you for the info!
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