I could have sworn I hit that publish button last week... Oops. Well, anyway, here's part two of painting the Lords of Oblivion!
So, we'll start off with the gold. I'll focus mainly on the sergeant for this part.
Finally, I did a very thin coat of Lamenter's Yellow glaze to bring the shine back out and smooth over the color transitions.
I make sure to use a fine detail brush and run a little extra of the stuff along the edges with his comms gear and hairline, for a clear demarcation between them.
A drop of this stuff added to paint on your pallet will drastically reduce the surface tension of it, thanks to the soap, making it flow more readily into recesses. Perfect for making something work better for shading. I thin the paint until it's not much thicker than water, but it's a tricky balance getting it just right. Too thin and it won't show up very well when it's painted on.
Anyway, once it's at the right consistency, I grab a fine detail brush and run the stuff into all the various recesses on each model. All the crevices in the armor, a little on the flexible joint parts to turn them back to black, all the corners, cracks, nooks, crannies, etc. Even just these five guys took a couple hours. I dunno if I'm just really slow at it, but it's a bit of a time-consuming process. Though not nearly as time consuming as highlighting.
Speaking of highlighting, that's what I'll be covering in part three!