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Baranovich10 Feb 2019 12:50 p.m. PST

So this was very new painting territory for me. Flames and flame effects on miniatures have always intimidated the heck out of me. So finally I decided to trust in the GW palette they had established for their 40k Primaris characters.

This was a total of seven different paints and washes. It's the kind of effect that I realized you really need to do all the steps if you want the flames to look totally convincing. You could do a simple yellow or orange basecoat and one drybrush of brighter yellow or white and it would look good.

But I wanted to try it on a somewhat more professional level and just see what happened. This gave me a lot of confidence to do flame effects on upcoming mini. projects.

I think it came out pretty good. The hardest thing is to do is get a smooth transition of bright flame to darker red flame out on the tips of the flames where the flames would be cooling slightly as it spent itself.

Here's a pic. of the paints used:


…and pics. of the flame effects:


emckinney10 Feb 2019 1:49 p.m. PST

The front picture is poorly lit, so you can't see any color on the sword. You need to rotate the figure 90 degrees clockwise and reshoot.

The H Man11 Feb 2019 2:51 a.m. PST

A flaming Power sword. Here I was thinking a flying shark was ludicrous.

Dukewilliam11 Feb 2019 6:18 a.m. PST

The final effects are very nice, indeed good work.

H Man, 'air sharks' are legendary in an old D&D game from the 70's we played in. Haha

wizbangs11 Feb 2019 7:04 a.m. PST

Nicely done. Wasn't sure the red on the tips would work (don't recall seeing it on actual flames) but it came out quite nice.

The H Man11 Feb 2019 7:18 p.m. PST

And cats with tentacles.

I guess it must be a victims blood catching on fire, like when food sticks to an electric element. Or magic.

Pictors Studio12 Feb 2019 4:21 p.m. PST

Worked out really well. Nice job.

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