Trying my hand at NMM painting. For a long time I have looked, read about and wondered at the possibility of Painting Non Metallic Metal but never actually tried.
So being briefly 'between' focused painting projects I thought I'd give it a crack. I used the Captain from Assault on Black Reach as its a nice model, plastic, not ever really planning on using it in a game and not a lot of armour showing and with plenty of room to try other colours for comparison.
Now this is a rough WIP but I just wanted to get some of the techniques working. I used a base coat of Calthan brown then added to it Iyanden Darksun through to skull white. The first two colours are foundation paints so I did water them down a lot but with patience and practice I think its not too hard to learn. Very fine brushwork for the pure white spots and line work is needed and I did add some Devlan Mud and Gryphonne Sepia washes into areas to shade or glaze some of the colours but overall for a first attempt while watching tv the other night its encouraging.
I will be trying to simulate silver tones in the next test model but the basics for gold seem to work.
What differnt techniques have you learnt or wanted to try?