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I've always wanted to do a verdigris miniature. It's been nearly 13 months since I first picked up a brush, and while I still have a lot to learn, I am far more comfortable trying new things now as opposed to when I started.

 

Anyway, this is my WIP Iron Golem. I wanted to do light verdigris--not fully consumed metal, and so I kept my effect to the places that I thought would be weathered most.

 

While it wasn't in progress in this set of pictures, I had only just slapped on my base layers, I am also going to attempt a rust-effect on the sword.

 

 

 

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For the metal, I've used a combination of four paints: Reaper Scorched Metal, Reaper Ancient Bronze, Reaper Antique Gold and Vallejo Game Colour Brassy Brass.

 

For the base coat, I mixed equal parts Ancient Bronze and Scorched Metal to Brassy Brass in order to create a dark, brownish-red metal nearly that of a mahogany. Then, I used different combinations of the Ancient Bronze, Brass Brass and Antique Gold and layered highlight upon highlight, to give the metal a realistic-look.

 

The verdigris has (so far) consisted of: Vallejo Game Colour Turquoise, Reaper Surf Aqua and Reaper Mint Green. I made MANY different combinations of the paints to build up the verdigris, about 7 or 8, from greener hues to more blueish, brighter hues, so I can't really give too much of a recipe guide unfortunately.

 

In places where I wanted the verdigris less prominent, such as the shadows under the arms or in the small of the back, etc., I used heavily diluted Army Painter Strong Tone Ink. To give some of the verdigris a greener tint in places where I wanted it to have less "pop," I used heavily diluted Army painter Soft Tone Ink, as it is a very soft, almost tan brown.

 

 

Anyways, the mini is about 65% completed, and while I know that that's a bit far along for a WIP, i really wanted to try and document at least SOME of my progress to get some input, suggestions and opinions.

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Nice effect.  I use white paint with turquoise india ink (it's interesting).  The battleguard golem is great for this type of effect, and you did it great justice! 

This type of stuff? http://static1.jetpens.com/images/a/000/009/9882.jpg

 

I think Massive Voodoo uses India ink as well--the bottle looks very familiar. Definitely putting that on my list of things to try!

 

 

Looks great!

 

I was tempted to go with rusted, but this has me tempted to go with verdigris instead.

 

Luckily I have two, and so I'll have a chance to try both. I've been finding rust effects with paint quite a bit difficult--from what I've seen with other painters, pigments tend to work best in order to 'weather' things up.

 

 

 

Thank you for all the input and feedback! This is definitely a fun project so far.

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Nice effect. I use white paint with turquoise india ink (it's interesting). The battleguard golem is great for this type of effect, and you did it great justice!

This type of stuff? http://static1.jetpens.com/images/a/000/009/9882.jpg

 

I think Massive Voodoo uses India ink as well--the bottle looks very familiar. Definitely putting that on my list of things to try!

 

Looks great!

 

I was tempted to go with rusted, but this has me tempted to go with verdigris instead.

Luckily I have two, and so I'll have a chance to try both. I've been finding rust effects with paint quite a bit difficult--from what I've seen with other painters, pigments tend to work best in order to 'weather' things up.

 

 

 

Thank you for all the input and feedback! This is definitely a fun project so far.

Check out Siri's guide in the Painting Advice section. Also check out my Wyrmgear WIP that I am currently wprking through. It was fairly simple to follow and turned out better than I thought it would.
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Nice effect. I use white paint with turquoise india ink (it's interesting). The battleguard golem is great for this type of effect, and you did it great justice!

This type of stuff? http://static1.jetpens.com/images/a/000/009/9882.jpg

 

I think Massive Voodoo uses India ink as well--the bottle looks very familiar. Definitely putting that on my list of things to try!

 

Looks great!

 

I was tempted to go with rusted, but this has me tempted to go with verdigris instead.

Luckily I have two, and so I'll have a chance to try both. I've been finding rust effects with paint quite a bit difficult--from what I've seen with other painters, pigments tend to work best in order to 'weather' things up.

 

 

 

Thank you for all the input and feedback! This is definitely a fun project so far.

Check out Siri's guide in the Painting Advice section. Also check out my Wyrmgear WIP that I am currently wprking through. It was fairly simple to follow and turned out better than I thought it would.

 

Awesome, will do!

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