Ok guys, I have had several people ask me how I paint my power weapons so I decided to put up a tutorial. (Besides, I can’t let Fist outdo me). This is an incredibly easy and quick way of painting power weapons all things considered and doing the tutorial only took 30 mins including picture taking. All in all, once you get the mix of paints down you can knock out a weapon blade like this in 10 minutes. Here goes.
Start off by painting the blade Chaos Black, ensuring that the black is even and covers the entire blade.
First step is to use pure Red Gore for the first layer. Paint on the Red Gore in a lightning shaped pattern that looks pleasing to you. It is not at all a must to be painted a certain way.
Do the same thing again within the Red Gore with pure Blood Red. From this point on keep in mind that you do not want to follow the pattern of the Red Gore to the tee. Instead, with this coat and all following coats, do a lightning pattern within the first layer making sure to leave edges of the first showing through.
Next step is to use a 50/50 blood red/fiery orange mix and repeat the same step from above.
Now add a very small amount of the previous mix to some Bad Moon Yellow until you have a colour similar to that pictured here.
Finally mix a very small amount of Skull White to the yellow mix you just made and paint in spots at the thickest parts of the lightning pattern and along the very edges like shown.
And there you have it. Fast, simple and easy and very effective looking. Enjoy.