Painting Test – Oxidized Metal COMPLETED

For reasons I don’t rightly understand, this article is usually one of my most read, according to the stat tracking I have available here on the blog. I’m not sure if it’s because of readers’ interest in my painting technique, or maybe just some random combination of words that give Google the vapors, but it consistently gets read more than any of my other articles. Therefore, just before packing up every thing I own in the whole world and moving into our new house, I decided to shoot photos of the finished figure.

The finished steam golem

I’m pretty happy with how he turned out. I used a bunch of different techniques to make this paintjob work and look properly like distressed and oxidized metal. I used a number 2 pencil on some of the sharper edges to make the edges look worn, and I used some of the Tamiya powders to make the crevices have some rust build-up in them. I also tried to add a little patina with some light green watered-down paint. The important thing about treatments like these is that you have to varnish them quickly or they’ll rub off, especially the powders.

Overall, I learned some things about simulating corrosionĀ  and oxidized metal surfaces (which will be very helpful for my brand new non-Tau secret project) and I look forward to (someday) painting the other two figures I bought from this set.

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atom smashing

A gaming blog talking about miniatures games, miniatures painting and collecting, game design and other nerdly delights.


The Statistics – 2013

Minis games played:
• WH40k (1850 pts):
   BT/GK vs Kevin (Eldar/DE) LOST
• WH40k (1500 pts):
   BT vs Jason (D.E.) LOST
• WH40k (1500 pts):
   BT vs Kevin (S.W.) LOST
Minis finished:
 none yet
Terrain finished:
 none yet
Cons attended:
 Fire & Ice
updated 28FEB2013

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