How to give wood a metalic affect?
May 21, 2006 2:31 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to paint a wooden sword to give it a metallic affect?
posted by sierra13 to sports, hobbies, & recreation (13 answers total)
I recently visited a friend who owns a Dungeons and Dragons shop and found a cheap wooden sword there.
Those are usually sold to people who play RealD&D (going into forests, dressing up and acting out the pen and paper adventures).
Even though I'm not into RD&D I decided to get such sword thinking I could make a nice thing out of it perhaps with fake diamonds and such.
My problem is the blade. I want it to appear like metal as much as possible.
I went to a hobby shop and they gave me a "metal colour" but when tested on a piece of wood all I ended up with is.. a grey piece wood. nothing like metal.
What is the best method to achieve a metallic affect on wood?