For gold NMM I have several recipes. Depending on the richness I would like I choose a recipe.
For a neutral (not too warm or too cold) gold NMM I choose this recipe:
- German Camo Black Brown (Vallejo)
- Bestial Brown (GW – old colour)
- Snakebite Leather (GW – old colour)
- Bubonic Brown (GW – old colour)
- Flash Gitz Yellow (GW)
- White (Vallejo)
Depending on the surface size of the object that needs to be painted NMM, I either start with the shadows or the midtones. If I paint a tiny object, it is much easier to start with the darkest colour and place the highlights on an ever decreasing area.
For larger areas, I start with snakebite leather. Then I usually create a mix of 2:1:1 of snakebite leather, bubonic brown & flash gitz yellow. The highlight layer after that bubonic brown and flash gitz yellow in 50/50 ratio. I then highlight by adding white to the mix, and keep adding steps with extra white until I reach pure white. On rare occasions I would add some extra black in the shadows.
I usually don’t use pure bubonic brown in my steps as I find it a bit too dull. But if you like your gold to be less vibrant yellow I would suggest adding less yellow and just create highlights by adding white to the bubonic brown.