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Offline dexter

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« on: June 02, 2020, 08:27:20 PM »
A quick and hopefully easy question. What paint,or mix of paints best represents verdigris on bronze?
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« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 08:30:00 PM by dexter »

Offline AndrewBeasley

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Re: Verdigris
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2020, 10:19:56 PM »
I like the Games Workshop technical paint Nihilakh Oxide as seen on the GW video from a few years ago and it's my 'go-to' due to ease of use.

If you have 40+ minutes to spare, have a look at Tarranscapes and his work using GW and Vallejo paints on YouTube.

I've nothing handy to pop a picture up - most figures still in the roof :'(

Edit: No idea why the links Do not sure - click GW Video and GW and Vallejo to be magically transported to the fantasy world of YouTube...
« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 10:21:56 PM by AndrewBeasley »
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Offline snitcythedog

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Re: Verdigris
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2020, 10:20:10 PM »
Gw does an instant verdigris with one of their technicals.  I have been getting pretty good results with it.
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Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Verdigris
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 03:43:01 AM »
When I do a bronze statue for the town square, I begin with a black undercoat, then add a glossy dark brown everywhere. A limited highlighting with bronze is acceptable, but should be very restrained. The final step is quite lavish drybrushing with turquoise, sometimes several times. The brown and turquoise should predominate, and there should be no large areas of simple colour.
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Offline EndTransmission

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Re: Verdigris
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 05:58:18 AM »
While the GW and Vallejo verdigris paints are ok, I prefer the Dirty Down effects. They were designed to do weathering for film props, but are also used a lot by railway modellers. They used to be rebranded by a company called Model Mates, but they seem to have vanished. Their rust effect is also brilliant


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