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Painting power weapons

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.

Painting power weapons: Power sword

Start off by painting the blade Chaos Black, ensuring that the black is even and covers the entire blade.

Painting power weapons - Tutorial

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.

Painting power weapons - Tutorial

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.

Painting power weapons - Tutorial

Next step is to use a 50/50 blood red/fiery orange mix and repeat the same step from above.

Painting power weapons - Tutorial

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.

Painting power weapons - Tutorial

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.

Painting power weapons - Tutorial

And there you have it. Fast, simple and easy and very effective looking. Enjoy.

— Wraithlord

One thought on “Painting power weapons”

  1. What method do you use to mix your paints? I have been mixing paint drops that drop off of a toothpick. I have never heard of how else to do this. But this seems to use a lot of paint when I am painting in small details, and I am only adding a white or dark color to the previous paint mix. Is this the common mixing practice?

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