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Left and mid are normal shots, right is there with the light closer to the model to show the reflection post-wash.
I made up a wash of a bit of brown ink, a bit of flesh ink and shaded with a touch of Asurman Blue and Black Ink (I was using the blue to darken it without making it black, but it just wasn't going as dark as I wanted).
I like to use inks on metallics as they tend to keep the polish and shine much better than the washes GW makes at the moment. Washes themselves are wonderful things, but as I've said in both previous theads, there are tools and there are techniques, and the best painters are those that try everything.
You may be able to see that I've focused the wash on the lower right pieces, as I want a light source of above and slightly to the right (also, that's where my lamp is).
All in all, it came out far more brown then I was intending, but we can work with this. Once it's dry, I'm actually going to go back over with Mithril Silver and re-enforce the light source and highlights before any further shading or blending.
Technically, there are 2 techniques for metal painting. TMM and NMM. Most companies will encourage metal paint, wash or glaze, highlight and call it a day. This is TMM, but at the very basic form. NMM I'm not very fond of (it can be excellent, but I simply love the look of true metals more), but I study the technique when I can to help learn the lighting for improving my metals. Had I started with Boltgun, there would be a TON less shine then I have already.
As for the previous image, well, that was just primed grey (black, then dusted white, as I do 90% of my models these days).
IRON WITHIN IRON WITHOUT!
They both sound like pretty cool techniques and results. Would you have pictures on hand that we can have a look at? Sepia is one of my favorite wash colours (favorite colour hands-down is Hawk Turquoise, Scorpion Green coming in second).