View Full Version : Painting "Ethereal"

13-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Hi Guys,

I need some advice on how to paint "ethereal" weapons for my Chaos Knights.
In a similar way that the LOTR undead ghosts are painted, or banshees from Vampire Counts.

Just looking for general suggestions and advice; i've never attempted this before.

Thanks Everyone!

Arctophylax Faren
13-05-2009, 06:16 PM
Definitely go with purple. There's a lot of inspiration in numerous books with purple blades, and they look suitably strange! Green is always a good bet too, and hell, you could even mix the two to make it look Chaos!

But, you're only really going to be able to make it an attractive colour - I'm yet to see anything else work out too well

13-05-2009, 08:38 PM
Start with white, then add layers of washes in the colours you'd like your weapon to be. Add lots of water and just keep bulding up layers.

13-05-2009, 10:38 PM
for my wraiths and things, (this is easier with whole models than single blades) it was a dheneb stone drybrush and then camo green and ice blue drybrushes, then heavy green washes. That gives a little bit of variation in the end result, but still tied together by the green...