Step 7 - Painting the finishing touches:
I wanted the armour to look old so after a black undercoat I painted the armour with Brazen Brass mixed with a bit of Chaos Black and Dark Flesh, followed by a heavy dry brush of Shining Gold. This was then highlighted using a mix of Shining Gold, Mithril Silver and Sunburst yellow. It does not show well in the pictures but the highlight looks really striking. Try it!
The cloak was given a few moderate coats of Red Gore to give a solid, deep red to work from and was then highlighted and shaded in stages to give an impression of depth in the folds.
The sword and axe I painted in Regal Blue and then used my dry brush and a mix of Ultramarine Blue and Skull White to create the power bolts going from the edge towards the middle. The fine lines created was then highlighted using Skull White. The entire edge of the weapons where painted White. This gives the impression of the edge being pure energy that wanders towards the middle of the blade.