Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Video tutorial: How to paint realistic gunmetal

Gunmetal can be a tricky effect on scale models. If you just slather on gunmetal paint, it is nothing special. In this video I show you a basic painting technique which is a great way to attain a much more nuanced, realistic gunmetal effect.

Youtube tutorial: How to paint gunmetal on scale mode planes, tanks and military figures

It's nothing groundbreaking: this is a Basic Scale Modelling 101 tip.  Most modellers will already know this, it is an old technique that I think came out of wargaming painting back in the 1990s. But if you haven't encountered it before, you'll love it.

What I love about this is it is very versatile, across every scale it will work for tanks, aircraft, military figures, you name it. It can also be used for other metallic tones: gold, silver, aluminium, bronze, copper, iron engine blocks, brass bullets, whatever.

So have a look at the video below and let me know your thoughts.



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