Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bogged down by gold...

Calling it quits for the night.  Man the gold details has really bogged down my progress.  The final touches of white and red should go a lot quicker.  I've ended up painting right out of the pot and painting the gold on thick.  I don't want to have to do layers with watered down coats.  I've still got all the gold trim to do on the shields yet as well.  I'm starting to think that I won't be dipping until next weekend.  No worries though, every night I chip away at getting the block of saurus painted.


  1. How are you doing your gold? I usually have great success painting the gold on and doing a chestnut or brown ink and then highlighting with another drybrush coat of a lighter color.

  2. I went with shinning gold because I figured it would still stand out after the dip. I had started out painting it water down as I normally do. I found that it went on too thin and required multiple coats. Now I'm ashamedly painting right out of the pot. Its going on a lot quicker now though.

    Not really planning to do a highlight after the mat spray. I figure I'll spend some more time doing up the bases with a nice flock and the Army Painter tufts I figure the unit will look just fine for the table top.