This Quietus figure from the Saint Johan faction gave me a chance to do some classic NMM technique on the sword blades. The kind of swords I have done lately have not give me the opportunity to do things like the spectral highlights in the center of the blades.
One key little secret to helping yourself get nice results on things like these sword is to file down the sword edges to as sharp a pint as possible. I use a hard rubber jeweler's block with my tiny files to make this possible. Pressing the file against the block keeps the sword from bending!
I used shadow grey, a dark brown, Astronomicon grey, and even a bright pink to paint the blades. I used the dark brown to shade the lower part of the blades to reflect the ground. The pink on the upper half was a warm/cool contrast with the Shadow grey (still with a hint of purple, though!), which would make that upper "sky" facing part of the sword pop.
Sweet Potato has found a new friend to play with!