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A question to you all, how do you go about painting the strips of tasty flesh upon the carrion?
I've had a few small attempts at it, but they mostly just looked weird...
So. Any advice? I'm aiming to have them look relitvly like they do in the
'GW wants them painted like this' sections, as it looks nice enough
I think other people also have a healthy interest in rotting flesh too. For this reason I'm bumping your thread over to the painting forum.
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
Hmm, how do OK player paint the skin on their models? just wondering because that greyish tone would probably work well for dryed out husk skin.
Other than that, greenish tints seem to be the go for most dead things, but on something like carrion that seems, paradoxicaly, too fresh. After all they're not so much rotten as preserved.
I have found that starting with a gray base (light gray) or even bone base and then glazing with inks works very well.
Some interesting ink mixes that I like are:
Flesh and purple ink mix
purple ink wash/glaze
red ink wash/glaze
Remember to water your inks down quite a bit. It takes several coats to build up and you have to wait for each layer to dry but you get some very nice results...
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Doesn't our army book say how GW painted them? I think they used Chaos Black for the feathers, drybrushed with Codex Grey.
Scorched Brown for the flesh which is then drybrushed/highlighted with dwarf flesh. I guess that's the basics anyways, most likely a ton of layers with coats of ink and washes.
I got 5 carrionts that need to be painted, but I haven't given them much thought yet since there are things prior to them on my todo list. I'm going to follow the army book tips and try to figure out the rest.
However, I like the idea of painting their flesh greyish too, could look pretty neat if executed well. They would match the liche priests then, adding to the army theme... I'll have to consider that....