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I'm thinking of doing an Eldar army with a lot of fur (collars, pelts, cloaks, etc) but I'm not sure of how to go about doing this. I've seen the GW stuff and searched the forum for anything relateing but I've come up short. Any tips or ideas of how to go about doing this(sculpting the fur) would be appreciated.
PS: Hello every! This is my first post in this end of the forum.
What I find effective and have done with both Space Wolves and Wood Elves is to sculpt the greenstuff into the colour/cloak/whatever and then take the flat bladed tip of the modelling tool and using the very tip of it, press it repeatedly into the green stuff and giving it a little flick each time. Rough it up a little, no need to be to neat. You'll find that the green stuff 'clings' to the tool allowing a fur-like pattern to be created. Just experiment a little bit and you'll find a method that works for you.
The way I got "good" at doing fur was (sounds silly and obvious) is to practice on something that's not a cloak or surface you want to keep. Take a small blob of green stuff and put it on a surface you don't mind painting later. and practice the technique similar to as described above.
I do it by deciding which way the fur will be running(grain of fur, if you notice on animals the fur is generally pointing one way, from head towards tail) and make sure most if not all of your strokes of go from one direction towards the other. I use the tip of my exacto knife(non sharp end) and gently pull up grooves into the putty while pulling out a slight whispy strand in short strokes. Practice and see what effect you like.
Remember that fur doesn't need to be "even" but rather pointing in the generally same direction.
Hope this helps!
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Thanks for your help guys, should be a little easier now.