Image Credit goes to Stepping Between Games
Edge highlighting is NOT a skill I have easy access to. I've been a dry brusher first and foremost when it comes to highlighting. An older skill I'm doing my best to leave behind so I can learn new technique and advance my skills with miniature painting. Clearly for black power armor, the go to technique is edge highlighting these days. So I set to with a gusto...with only a couple hours to paint per session, and only a couple sessions per week, I was managing two marines a session...ack. The family stomach flu prevented any acceleration of this. Cautions and a bit messy here and there, I when fairly timid with the high lights using a single layer of Vallejo Grey Blue. With time, I'll go back with a second pass of something lighter on the high spots. But this was all I could take for now.
In my final session of the first two weeks, I cranked out the steel left arms and armor joints. And here we are...
Probably spent a bit much time with my new Foldio360 turn table in the light box when I should have been soldiering on with the painting, but it was a good break. I'm very pleased with the steel. The subtle bluing doesn't show much in the washed out gif, but I think it works well with the blue-grey edge highlighting. I used Vallejo steel as a base followed by GW Nuln Oil as a shade. I then highlighted the arms with steel and glazed just the flat surfaces with a mix of GW Lahmian Medium and Vallejo Dark Blue in a 4:1ish ratio - very thin glaze of blue. I finished off with a final highlight of Vallejo silver.
I'm aiming for one last session before I head out on a business trip for a week; likely to base coat the weapons. Following that, I REALLY have to tuck in and see what I can get done in week 4. It's going to be a foot race, and a fun challenge! It's great to finally get some paint on some Deathwatch veterans.
Best wishes to the rest out their tackling their Squaduary challenges.
Cheers and Happy Gaming!