4 Easy Steps To Painting Metal & Gold Trim!


Robbie B’s back with a quick tutorial on how to paint gold trim & metals on your infantry in 4 easy steps that you can apply to any army!

We have a quick tutorial for all of those out there that need some good tips on painting your gold trim and metals quickly while still producing a good finished product. You can make your minis’ gold trim look with with these four easy steps!

Well the first step actually is to airbrush your metals, BUT you can also just substitute that with a metal spray primer base like Leadbelcher from GW, or either of the Army Painter metal sprays! All three will go great with step 4 of this tutorial.

necron gold trim done easy

Step 1: First we take a Bronze Sharpie and hit all the areas we want to give a gold accent.

necron gold trim done easy

Step 2: Next we take a gold Sharpie and do our first highlight hitting everything we want to be gold but still leaving some bronze visible.

necron gold trim done easy

Step 3: For the final highlight we take a silver Sharpie and hit just the very edges of everything that’s gold. You can also highlight the raised edges of the metals as well, or do it after Step 4 for extra POP!

necron gold trim done easy

Step 4: Finally we take Citadel Nuln Oil Gloss wash, thin it with a 75/25 of water and Future floor wax, and wash the entire model from top to bottom.

Bonus Step: Wait for the wash to dry and use the Silver sharpie from step 3 to highlight the very edges of the Necron’s metal armor!

There you have it guys. Gold trim done fast and easy! For more on painting Necrons, check out our post about How To Make Your Weapons GLOW!

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About Zeb Barrett

I am a huge gamer from miniature war gaming, to board games, to video games. When I'm not hanging out with my son, I try to spend all of my free time gaming in some sort of way and broadcasting on Twitch with my wife. I also like to do some video editing and throw up videos on our YouTube. Come check us out live! Twitch.tv/ChaoticCouplesGaming YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmffaTgT__t0Uu2WFkfQjsA

  • Wayne Molina

    Pretty interesting technique.

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