Hope your all ready for the festivities and not too much running around at the last minute, leaving yourself time to sit back and enjoy yourself. Thought I would post up my latest post before the big day as who has time to look once the celebration begins ! LOL
Step 1 undercoat the model in silver
Step 2 cover all the armour plates in black wash
Step 3 Now add a deep shadow colour, as I'm doing a green armour I've used purple wash
Step 4 Mid tone colour is now added above the shadow and I've used blue wash
Step 5 Then for the high's I've used yellow wash ( Think where the light would hit the model)
Step 6 Cover all the armour plates in iridescent paint, I've used Citadel Waystone Green, if your happy at this point with the result your finished on the armour, if you want to add more detail follow the following steps.
Step 7 Apply some neat silver on the high colours but don't go completely to the edge of your original highs
Step 8 Apply yellow wash over the silver paint
Step 9 Repeat step 6
The armour plates are now done, but you can go in and tweak areas as much as you want to get your desired effect.
Below are some examples of different colour schemes you can try depending on your preference
As you can see I've painted the sinew between the armour plates in different colours this was experimentation to see which I prefer, another tip if painting Exuvium paint the four arms separate as it can be quite difficult to get to certain areas if you stick them together first.
You can also use this method to paint armour as well just use silver as the highlight colour instead, as shown in the example below
Until next time HAVE FUN !