The barrel was primed with black. Using a stiff brush I dabbed it with a coat of Dwarf Bronze. Then I added highlights with Shining Gold. Then I applied a wash of chesnut ink, wiping it away with paper towels. I added a few more highlights with Chainmail and Mithril Silver. Then I gave it a wash of Yellow ink, followed by a few more highlights with bronze and gold.
The shells were simpler. A black base coat with Shining Gold dabbed on with a stiff brush. Added some highlights of Dwarf Bronze. Yellow ink wash. Then a few more highlights.
I highly recommend Citadel paints. They are fairly expensive, but they have a very workable consistency that allows you to create textures. The paint also covers well, and I really didn't have to use that much to paint the whole gun.
Well, here's a mini write up banshee. I have plans to paint / customize and mod a maverick, so maybe I'll do a writeup.
Vacc - The shells have stood up to abuse. I have tested the gun a bunch of times, and they haven't been scratched from falling on to the floor. There's some wear on the mag, and on the inside of the gun. I didn't give those much of a clear coat since I didn't want to gum up the workings.
Edited by serpent sniper, 17 July 2008 - 09:47 PM.