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Thanks again for the kind remarks. It's 2am right now, (I crashed at 7pm when I got home from work) and so I'll write up the bronze/verdigris method I used in a day or two and post it up here. :)

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The verdigris really looks good on this model. I would have taken the bronze effect all the way onto the weapon as well though to make it look like it was his originally.


Very nice model, I wasn't t keen on the miniature originally, but you may have changed my mind.

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Sorry about the delay on the reply. Work was a killer this week so I crashed when I got home each night. For the bronze/verdigris, I started with a base coat of one of the GW foundation paints - I think it was charadon granite - this was my "primer coat". I then used Vallejo Model Air 069 Rust - similar to "tinny tin" by GW. I mostly used Vallejo model air metallics. Anyway, I then drubrushed the tin through brass mixed with some dark brown and a touch of copper, did a few layers with less of the mix and more brass each time until it was eventually pure brass. Let it dry.


Then I mixed 1 drop of Vallejo Goblin Green and 1 drop of Turqoise (I used a MSP one I got as a free sample, so not sure of the number/name) and a couple of drops of windex to thin it out, till it was a little thicker than milk. Covered the whole thing (except the sword) in the wash and let it dry.


Once dry, I medium re-drybrushed over the top starting with brass, then lightly with brass/gold, then at the extremes added a tiny bit of bright silver to it, for the top edge highlights. Done!


Good point on the weapon, Instigator. I went with silver mostly to make it distinct from him, especially since it didn't have that same kind of "pitted" or "cast iron" texture to it that the rest of the golem has. I liked the model right away as I thought it'd be a good model to play with my metallics, and hopefully get it finished quickly. It didn't disappoint!

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