Tutorial: OSL – Glow Effect
This weekend I’ve been painting up the terminators for the Doubles tournament at the end of January. I decided to make a quick tutorial on how I paint the green glow effect on the eyes using the new Citadel paints. This technique is different to the previous tutorial, and also is designed for painting green glow on BLUE armour. Hopefully the techniques I use are transferable to other colours of armour!
++ Preparation ++
So the armour is already painted blue, I’ve painted any areas that will receive the glow from the eyes, as well as any chipping or weathering. To thin the paints I use either Lahmain Medium, or Vallejo Airbrush thinner (whichever is closest). Alternatively water can work, but I prefer the medium/thinner as I find the paint flows better and smoother!
I apply a glaze of Waywatcher Green. Glazes are different to Shades/Washes. They tint the area a colour and don’t darken/seek the recesses. Don’t use too much of this stuff, imagine it like a paint and use it sparingly. It should dry in a couple of seconds of applying it and it shouldn’t be pooling! I glaze the green areas as well as the blue areas around the glow.