Trying to paint Gems…
Do not be alarmed. Yes it’s a long, long overdue post from me ( real life, blah, blah, blah).
Recently Games Workshop released some new technical paints specifically for gemstones,
- Soulstone Blue
- Waystone Green
- Spiritstone Red
- Stormhost Silver
so I thought I’d give them a try. Now I don’t have many minis that have gems on them, so I used some Space Marine shoulder pads…
I started with an even layer of silver over a black undercoat
then I went straight in with the gem paints
they’re a little thicker than the Tamiya clears I’m used to, and not really suited to shoulder pads, but the coverage is good. they look a little streaky to my eyes but with some practice I’ll be able to get a more even coat. Again the Shoulder pads are not the intended use here but they’d be great on Rank and File Eldar or Elves and Eye lenses on helmets. I personally wouldn’t use them on centre piece minis, but I want to see if my other half will let me test them out on one of her Elves.
All in all, if you want gems done fast these will do the job. I’m going to try them through the airbrush later and update things here.
That’s all for now, back to the workshop
Me being me I tried layering one over the other… it sort of worked
a little more experimentation is needed.