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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Sep 2019 8:48 p.m. PST

I'm tired of energy swords that glow like lightbulbs.

Can anyone suggest a 'subtle' technique that still sets the weapon off as an energy weapon and not just a hunk of metal?

Kropotkin30304 Sep 2019 12:58 p.m. PST

Hi Bill,

I guess this sounds like heresy, but perhaps translucent plastic replacements.Would mean cutting the metal original one off. Shudder!


Zephyr104 Sep 2019 7:29 p.m. PST

I usually paint power weapons/blades metallic, then drybrush fluorescent paint on the edges, sometimes with a fl. ink wash if it's detailed. Black light brings it to life… ;-)

3AcresAndATau05 Sep 2019 8:28 a.m. PST

I paint my power swords silver then do a blue glaze

The Beast Rampant05 Sep 2019 1:11 p.m. PST

Like above. Silver mixed with a deep tone of the desired color near the base, more silver in the middle, highlighted to silver/white near the end. And then a glaze (GW or Future concoction) overall.

Kropotkin303, my daughter was playing with one of those a few days ago (and ultimately broke it and was sad). IMO they might be a bit thick for 28-ish mm.

joedog08 Sep 2019 6:19 p.m. PST

Silver, followed by blue ink wash.

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