So this is how I went about it.
What you need:
An old Brush
Tub lid with rim to keep your crushed pastels on as they are really messy
White Spirit (I used Winsor and Newton but any should be fine)
2 artist pastels Orange and Terracotta both crushed
A can of Army Painter Platemail primer spray (only £3 in my model shop)
Vallejo Oily Steel acrylic paint
- Clean up miniature as usual.
- Spray with Army Painter Platemail primer.
- Constantly wetting the old brush with white spirit, dip and mix with the Terracotta crushed pastel and paint liberally over miniature getting it in the recesses while leaving some raised areas in the original platemail colour, it is important to keep dipping your brush as the pastels soak up the white spirit in lightening speed and it will go dry.
- do the same again with the crushed Orange pastel working it on top of the Terracotta but leaving some Terracotta still visible.
- Any raised areas where you wanted to show the original metal but went over it with pastels revisit and carefully paint over with your metal colour in my case Vallejo Oily Steel.
- Paint in your details, horns, belts, etc
- Base as usual and Acrylic SPRAY varnish, do not brush varnish or you will be left with a reddy brown mess as the pastels go powdery when dry and will reactivate.
- You should now be finished, quick and easy.
Here the final miniature I hope you like the results I think it is quite effective.
|Rusty Brogar Brainbeater - front|
|Rusty Brogar Brainbeater - back|
I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you give this technique a go.