Warmachine, Warhammer 40k, & Terrain Projects

Testors Metalizer on Games Workshop Grey Knights Space Marines

I gave Testors ‘stainless steel’ metalizer enamel paint a try this past week. Overall I’m very happy with the results. You can see a ‘metalized’ squad of grey nights next to some space marines painted with Createx Wicked airbrush paints. Obviously these are all just basecoated, so I have yet to see how acrylics will layer on top of the metallic, how the finish will look if/when I seal with Acrylic varnish, and how durable the metalizer colors will be in practice.

The metalizer sprays were a dream to shoot in my Iwata Hi-Line brush.


On thing that I learned was to be conservative with how much to ‘buff’ the metalized paints. I was a bit too aggressive and buffed out some of the metallic shine on the shoulder pads on some of these guys.


I’m so enamored with these enamels and metalizers in general that I ordered some ‘Alclad II’ chrome paint. I will, as usual, post the results once I have given the Alclad paints a whirl.

2 responses

  1. Marcus

    Wow that is a amazing colour! Would a blue wash work well?

    March 20, 2012 at 8:10 am

    • Thanks! I’m not sure about a blue wash… While I’ve tested acrylics over these paints and they bond/look great, I haven’t finished these grey knights yet. I’ve been focused on a ForgeWorld Reaver Titan. A wash would dull the overall finish, but would add a ton of much needed depth…hmmmm…


      March 22, 2012 at 7:38 am

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