Most painters use one of two methods to apply metallic paints to figures:
- Dry brush metal over black
- Paint over base coat, then ink
Try out some thing new – paint metals just like any other color by mixing from shade to high light. These Chaos Warriors are spray prime black with a top to bottom base coat Graveyard Earth (GW). Armored plates are a 50/50 mix of Graveyard Earth and Chainmail (GW), with high lights of pure Chainmail.
A silver like Chainmail is not much more than a white tone – mix in a brown for grunge or green for corrosion. While I have not tried it, I would imagine Red and Brass would go together like a bucket of lava.