I'm trying to paint the armor. Actually this is the second go around as I went ahead and ordered some armor from BM (My first set was trashcan). I have all the correct colors according to RS list and was needing to ask some questions about the acrylic blackwash.
I've done searches on everything I could think of and have read through quite a few different ideas on how this should be done.
Here is my major question. When doing this should the overall effect look mottled when viewed up close?
To me it looks decent from a small distance, but I just don't know and want to get some input here. I am not a stranger as to the properties of a wash and how they work as I used to paint gaming minis for years and won several contests, however, that is on a much smaller scale than I am working with now.
The first pic is a combo of my trashcan armor collar (bottom...duh) and my BM collar (top). On the trashcan I sprayed with Rustoleum Spruce Green, airbrushed darker spots of Spruce/Ultra Flat Balck Mix, and highlighted again with Spruce (airbrushed this time)...
The BM is airbrushed US Med Green, then Acrylic black/washer fluid wash, then dabbed away with paper towel...
BTW I never finished the weathering on the trashcan collar or added the yellow.
Here is an up close pic of the BM collar showing the mottling look...
The chrome underneath is masked off still as I don't want to remove until I think I am on the right track with this.
Any ideas or input is, as always, greatly appreciated.