Chaos Knight Test Model

It's not a great picture.

I've been spoiled by the light studio, but I haven't set it up in its new spot and didn't want to wait.

Anyway, I'm building my new Warriors of Chaos army as a fast moving Calvary and Monsters army.  The armor is going to be rusted...

At least, that's the plan!
I've reached out to BSMoove from A Gentleman's Ones.  I followed his recipe, but obviously I'm doing something wrong, since it doesn't look like his stuff.

If he doesn't see it here I'll shoot him some pics.

Blah!  I'm being wordy for no reason.

Any advice out there?

(The pics really aren't that great - I think I'll go set up my studio.  I may end up editing this post later.)


HuronBH said...

The model looks pretty good and I can see the rust effect though it is a bit muted.

I would suggest brightening up the Rust color a bit more, maybe add a bit of bright orange to the mix. All the rust needs is to a bit brighter and contrast a bit more with the armor color and you will be good to go.

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

I hope you did not think you were going to sneak this by while I was on vacation.

I don't like it. Too much of the same tone on the armor. The edges don't really stand out.

The blue on the boots, what can I say. Comfortable much! The blue on black just does not work for me. I also am not real hip in using color in areas that to me should be browns or black.

Brent said...

(Sneak it past? Yea, actually I did...)

The tones are too similar, and as Huron points out my oranges are too muted.


b.smoove said...

No need for an email (unless you'd like to talk bit more, of course).

I always feel a bit strange giving "advice" as such, but it's my recipe and I feel that I might be able to help in some modest capacity.

I think, perhaps, that there is a lot of metal here compared to rust. Generally speaking, my use of boltgun or silver is a fairly limited drybrush. It's a tricky step, mostly because you have to trust that this last, lonely highlight will make the metal look, well, metal. It's not exactly intuitive, particularly if you are accustomed to building layers (different shades) of the same color up one-by-one to create a proper tone. The metal is a sparse touch. If, in the end, the armor looks too orange, or brown, or just generally not metal, I hit the rust with another wash. If straight wash isn't giving you what you want, you might also want to mix just a tiny, tiny, amount of metalic paint to the wash so that those pesky metal paint flakes make the whole wash work metalically (not a word, I know).

oh, and I agree. The blue doesn't quite work here. Against the orange, it pulls my eye too aggressively... to the boot, or the axe handle -which isn't where you want the eye.

The dramatic/contrasting highlight on the horse's eye, by comparison, is epic!

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