And can be highlighted with a mix of gold/silver or straight silver.
Speaking of highlights, you can also use orange to highlight your reds. Adding a bit along some of the creases and folds of the robes, along with various hard edges, might help them further stand out on the table.
Overall looks great. I love the smooth transition of the shading on the pauldrons. Good stuff!
And since metallic paint is not 100% opaque the color you paint the surface before applying the metallic makes a big difference.
Paint some gold over a black primed mini, a white primed mini, or one with red paint then the gold.
Not obvious but helps you get that mini just how you wanted it to look
Thanks for the suggestions. I did do a light brown undercoat on the gold parts (P3 Gun Corps Brown) but trying a few other colors isn't a bad idea. I'm still building my collection and I will say the one color I'm not completely happy with yet is my golds (in part no doubt because of the shading issues I've had) but trying different under coats should help!
I will definitely try out the green with a bronze (just got the Dragon Bronze) and see how that works. Do you have any suggestions for the silvers/steel colors? I had heard about undercoating metallics of course, but never really got a good sense of what works well with silvers/steels.
Thanks again for all the advice, I really appreciate it!
A dark/dirt color under makes the metallic look dark/dirty. Try out a few on a bones figure and see how they look