I volunteered to show off some of my Bloodletter Hellblades for my part, cuz when it comes to power swords who does it better than the minions of Khorne right.
Lets get right to it shall we. Fist off I found a unfinished Bloodletter in my stack of boxes to do a little example with. I start him off with a base of skull white.
Then I ink the entire blade in yellow. You might not need to but I like to work the whole thing from tip to base.
After that I do a bit of a back track and blend more white into it starting at the end and moving to the hilt. One major reason I paint the entire sword from here on out is just to use up the paint that is on the brush. It starts out heavy and gradually dissipates as I move down to the handle where I have no paint going on at all.
Then you might have guessed it, starts the sunburst yellow using the same pattern.
I remember after I did the first one on a test fig, I was like "this is perfect, its exactly what I want! Wait...I have how many to do like this?"
But in the end I managed to get over 50 done and the feedback I get from other players that see them makes it all worth it.
Well that's about it for this one. The one thing that I will say is if I had to do it all over again I would definitely use the air brush. This look is perfect for that application and would be even smoother.