I've been trying my hand at painting NMM gold on a few of my mini's and I'm looking for any advice on how to improve.
The most recent mini I've just completed is my Primaris Ancient, the marine was painted to my normal standard and it's the banner that i put the effort into. The last NMM model i worked on was Gabriel Angelos, and then my first NMM effort was Vulkan, I've tried to increase the contrast a lot more since the last one and i think I've managed it.
Should I go up to pure white? I've read on a few guides that real gold doesn't have a white sheen so it's not best to highlight that far, I'm also not sure if i should edge highlight more. Also should I apply gloss varnish to any NMM gold? I use the minis in matches so i always use a matte varnish once complete, i normally use Ardcoat to bring the sheen back to metals, but i'm not sure if that should be done for NMM...
Here's the recipe i went with.
- Based Rhinox Hide
- Layered Doombull Brown, leaving only the very darkest corners with Rhinox.
- Gradually mixed then layered through the colours below:
- Doombull Brown > Mournfang Brown > Balor brown > Zamesi Desert
- For the highlights i did the same as above but for these colours:
- Zamisi > Ushabti Bone > 1:1 white/Ushabti
- I then thinned some Bloodletter down with Lahmian medium and glazed it over the shadows to darken them some more.