Friday, 12 October 2012
Pre Heresy - World Eaters - Battle Damage
So painting battle damage on your models is not for everyone but I for one do like the look and in some instances I think it makes the paint job even better, what do I mean, well some colour schemes can look a bit boring or plain and battle damage can add that touch of variation to the scheme and make it stand out.
On the white parts of the model I painted Codex Grey to the areas that I thought would be prone to wear and tear and battle damage. On the blue parts of the armour I painted black, the reason for this is to create that 3D edge to the paint chips. Having the dark colour on first followed by a lighter colour gives it that depth and realism. Next on the Grey and Black ' chips' I painted Boltgun Metal for the final effect. You can then go even further and apply some washes to these chips to darken some with black wash or add some dirt with brown washes.
As I am going one step further and adding weathering pigments to this model I will leave it there for now.
So stay tuned for the next part and leave some comments and let me know what your thoughts are on the battle damage look : yes or no?