To the rest out there- ever wondered how to paint a Power Sword? Most of us eventually learn various techniques and master this is our own way, but I have a bad habit of wanting to show you MY way. It's not the best and it won't win you a Golden Demon, but it looks great on the tabletop and is inconspicuously simple to do.
Here's the colors you'll need to do standard power blades (remembering that they're supposedly normal weapons sheathed in a hazy, blue-ish, electromagnetic energy field):
Ultramarines blue (or another blue similar in color)
I know, I know, the list is a long one, but I'm sure you can get these colors together if you really look. :-)
Here's the steps:
|Step 1: Basecoat the entire blade Black using your standard brush. Keep in mind that THIS is where the shading comes from, so it's an important step.|
|Step 2: Mix 2 parts Chaos Black and one part blue and basecoat this onto the whole blade using that standard brush. Don't paint next to the guard or energy wires, leaving the black to 'border' these parts.|
|Step 4: Using a finely-pointed standard brush or a fine detail brush, paint lines of straight Ultramarines Blue over your previous blue lines. Make THESE lines thinner and sitting in the middle of the muted splotches.|
I hope this helps some of you guys out there. If you already have a cool painting technique, comment below and let me know! I love hearing about other peoples' methods, it's how I got better years ago...
As always, Happy Hobbying!