Monday, May 24, 2010

Tutorial: Easy Gold.

This is a method I experimented with and found that it worked quite well to produce a fast and effective gold colour.

What is so special about this? Well, if you ask me I honestly think it looks a little Non-Metallic Metal (NMM). And that seems to be the hype painting style most people are into. Which is a really good thing as it really pushes the painting skills of any painter that much higher.

I painted this using both metallics AND non-metallics. Let's see how I did it.

First I sprayed the model with flat black. Then I gave all gold armour areas a heavy drybrush of Mithril Silver. After this I proceeded to give the model it's first heavy coat of Gryphonne Sepia wash(GS). Once the GS was dry. I applied another heavy coat of GS. This was repeated till the model has been coated with 5 heavy coats of GS.

At this point the model will start to look brownish/gold. Just the perfect gold look!

To finish of the model I simply hard-edged/line highlighted the "gold" armour with Golden Yellow.

That's all. It should take about 30mins painting the gold on a SG model. (minus the drying time of course!)
And it's a damn short amount of time required to produce a fine looking gold.


  1. Awesome Tutorial man! I am going to rename it a little so that people can find it in the future!

  2. Very nice paintjob! Effective and elegant. Wish i had known this earlier though haha ;)

    Thanks for sharing, i'll be trying it out :)

  3. I actually like it in the second photo from the top. The metal looks a bit more washed out. Reminds me of renaissance metal working, like this:

  4. You could simply stop at the second or third wash to achieve your desired effect. That's one of the perks of this method.

    For me, I always like the unnatural and over the top color look for my miniatures!



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