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hi there, iv bin painting skave for some time and i can never manage to paint the skin.
im an average painter at best, but i was wondering if anyone could give me some tips.
here is a model iv done recently
Skaven stormvermin champion by ~zechsmequise on deviantART
That's a terrible model. The sculpt not your paint job that is.
I'm guessing you want them to look less jaundiced right?
Since high contrast is in vogue right about now I'ld recomend a basecoat of (appropriately named) vermin brown and a highlight or two of kommando khaki. Keep the khaki thin and it'll look lovely indeed.
Quick, mix free and giving a more friendly skin tone. The same principle as I use on most flesh but without the shading.
Up, up and away!
I know one guy who uses a graveyard earth base with dwarf flesh highlights. It works quite well and is quick and easy- which goes a long way with skaven.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
I was messing around with a warlock i painted awhile ago and i came up with what imo is the best skaven skin ive seen. Base of grave yard/bestial brown (50/50) highlighted up with skull white. You want to leave the base on only the very darkest recesses. And dont go up to pure white, you should get fairly close but the final result should be near an ivory color.
Last edited by Evil Moon; March 11th, 2008 at 15:44.
Joe Peshi (lone wolf) kill tally:Lash Sorcerer, Ghazkull, Yriel, Termi Libby, Vulkan.
I use flesh wash watered down 1:1 with a tiny drop of washing up liquid for tension. Apply this over chosen base colour and its quick skin for your countless hordes. For slaves I use elf flesh as the base coat and then go darker as I work up through the ranks.
It is ofcourse your choice and none of my buisseness, but shouldn't stormvermin skin be darker than that the average skaven?
I've painted mine:
Black undercoat, snakebite leather basic coat (actually a heavy, heavy drybrush), snakebite with a dash of white drybrushed, and a thin drybrush of bronzed flesh around the mouth and on knuckles and such.
"The ones with lingon och skit" - Andusciassus
A thought: Rat wise I'ld go for a glaze of scab red to areas to get that pinkish look.
Up, up and away!
Anyone ever notice that skaven don't really look like rats? They look more like furless dogs