After the exhausting assembly and boring basecoating of my Blood Angels Tartaros Terminator comes now the fun part: Highlighting the armour of the first batch of three models. Edge highlighting is one of my favourite techniques and probably the one I can do best, so naturally I enjoy painting power armour. Next I’ll spend some time on all the details. What do you think so far?
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I have found you gotta have a good brush. A good brush goes a long way.
Brokentoad brushes are a cheaper alternative to W&N and the size 1/2 does normal and edge work well due to the body being narrower.
Use the side as much as possible and get the paint consistency and amount correct. Normally for me its not much on the brush and fairly runny consistency.
Also lots of practice.
As Hari Bray said, a quality kolinsky brush with a shape and size you feel comfortable with is the most important thing to improve your edge highlighting work. Actually I rarely use the side of the brush for edge highlighting, most of the time I just use the tip of the brush and a very steady hand. It really comes down to practice.
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Nice – What's your technique for edge highlighting? I try to use the side of the brush where I can but the wavy lines I get are pretty frustrating, even when cleaning up with basecoat afterwards.