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Skragnon11 Feb 2018 3:20 p.m. PST

I'm in the planning stages for several rich/noble figures that will be wearing silk.

I haven't been able to find anything indicating an available paint intended for this purpose, nor a good tutorial on how to reproduce the look of silk's sheen. Admittedly my Googlefu may be weak on this subject.

I'm aware Citadel used to have paints that would adequately suit this need, however they don't appear to be available anymore.

Suggestions are welcome.

Thank you.

FusilierDan11 Feb 2018 6:08 p.m. PST

Mix the color you're using with silver.
ie blue and silver or red and silver

T Corret Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2018 6:57 p.m. PST

Thin white highlights on the very tops of the folds will mimic the sheen also.

Sundance11 Feb 2018 8:22 p.m. PST

Some of the craft paints make a paint that not quite metallic, but similar. I've used those for rich figures/leaders, etc.

dragon611 Feb 2018 10:27 p.m. PST

I like a base coat of silver, or chrome. After it dries I thin the colour coat to translucent and paint over the base. It gives a sheen

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 5:23 a.m. PST

There are craft paints listed as "pearlescent" which I've used.

Sundance12 Feb 2018 6:16 a.m. PST

The ones mentioned by ZULUPAUL are the ones I was thinking of. Used them for ancients generals and leaders.

Skragnon12 Feb 2018 6:25 a.m. PST

Thank you for all of the suggestions.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 9:35 a.m. PST

Can anyone provide pictures of these suggestions?

FusilierDan12 Feb 2018 7:17 p.m. PST

The woman in the bottom of this photo uesd the mixed with silver method.

from here link


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