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How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« on: April 17, 2011, 04:29:31 PM »
I have been trying to paint some cannons recently and there was na problem with wood, but I´m not getting hte quite good metal - bronze more accurately...
Would you be so kind telling (or showing me) how do you paint cannons?
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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011, 04:49:25 PM »
What I've done i the past, and I might approach it differently now, was to use a base of tin bitz and then do a heavy drybrush of bronze.  Then I did a very light drybrush of one of the golds, mostly to pick out details. 

Easy and it looked pretty nice.  Judging by how great some of the painters on here I suspect you'll get a better method, but that was mine FWIW.

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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 07:00:17 PM »
basecoat: chaosblack - tin bitz mix
drybrush: tin bitz
drybrush: tin bitz - brazen brass mix
highlight brazen brass
decorations can be picked out with a furter brazen brass - shining gold mix (optional)

oh and a chaos black - scorched brown mix drybrushed at the nozzle! makes your cannon look used

can't provide you with a picture untill next week unfortunatly
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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 09:01:31 PM »
"Knock it off with those negative waves"...Oddball

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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 10:35:47 PM »
I just used about a hundred coats of burnished gold. The first layers were drybrushed on. This is the result, it's not fantastic but it's good enough for me. The picture isn't that good, but i couldn't find my camera.



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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 05:32:26 AM »
I would say if you want to do a bronze finish over a black undercoat do a drybrush of tinbitz followed by a drybrush of brazen brush washed with a coat of devlan, with a final very light drybrush of gold. Although I am probably not the one to ask as I am painting my cannons black :)


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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 02:52:33 PM »
A few pics of my cannon and mortar:







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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 04:44:41 PM »
Brazen Brass on a Chaos Black undercoat, followed by a wash of Gryphonne Sepia.
A couple of drybrushings of Shining Gold, Gryphonne Sepia, and a light drybrush of mithril silver, for that extra shine.
Mine turned out more gold/brass, rather than bronze though.




If you apply a wash to your cannon you might want to let it dry upside down, or facing upwards, or else the wash will just end up at the bottom of the barrel.
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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 05:01:24 PM »


How to paint (if I remember correctly)
Tin Bitz drybrushed with  Brazzen Brass and Dwarf Bronze. Wash with Black Ink (Badab Black), re-drybrush with Brazzen Brass and Dwarf Bronze, Brown Wash, Re-drybrush with Brazzen Brass and Dwarf Bronze.
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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2011, 12:24:04 PM »
Thanks for tutorials! Oh - I maybe forgot to say that I have only 2 metalic colours - chanmail and burnished gold... :engel:

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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2011, 12:39:20 PM »
Thanks for tutorials! Oh - I maybe forgot to say that I have only 2 metalic colours - chanmail and burnished gold... :engel:

Then I'd suggest:

    2:1 Scorched Brown/Burnished Gold
    1:1 Scorched Brown/Burnished Gold drybrush
    A brown or sepia wash
    Burnished Gold drybrush

Failing that you could put your hand in your pocket and buy some more paints!

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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 05:19:14 PM »
Here is mine Middenheim Cannon


I keep it very simple.

First I sprayed it with white undercoat.

Then I used Enchanted blue for the wood and Mithril silver for the metal parts. I used Shining gold for the Imperial symbol.

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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2011, 05:26:31 PM »
Failing that you could put your hand in your pocket and buy some more paints!

 :::cheers::: Probably the best suggestion so far!...haha... :happy:

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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2011, 07:02:11 PM »
Wow,  lots of beautiful artillery out there.  :smile2:

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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2011, 06:33:27 AM »
Nice collection  :happy:
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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2011, 07:42:28 AM »
Damn you Steve...damn you to hell  :icon_lol:

Simplest way to paint would be a black base and a light drybush of chainmail or gold...then it would look like every gun you see in any museum...paint the wood in your army's colours.
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2011, 10:41:42 AM »
Steveb, you never fail to amaze me.
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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2011, 01:28:18 PM »
I love the double cannon with chain shot. Very cool.
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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2011, 06:24:37 PM »
I imagine the synchronized firing of them would be a problem, but looks cool none the less.

Here are two of my cannons.





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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2011, 07:19:03 PM »
Classic OOP mortars

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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2011, 11:17:47 PM »
Like it all  :happy:
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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2012, 03:21:37 PM »
Hola!
 I used a mix with red, green, brown ang gold color. You archive a paint color very dark brown, then apply this paint into the artillery piece. Let it dry and then apply dry brush with gold paint until you like the golden efect...



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Re: How do U paint cannons (metal) / show us your cannons!
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2012, 05:02:32 PM »
Tiny's are the schnizzle , just copy his tech!

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