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I got the Warhammer FB starter set, Battle for Skull Pass, and I love the painting(and gaming ), but I've found that my Night Goblins look a little bland. I think it is because there is no highlighting on their robes, and I couldn't think of any way to do it. As it is, the straight black is a little boring. Any tips for a starting painter?
(Also, does anyone have any recommendations for a good brand of dry-brushing brush? I'm getting some Skaven mini's for christmas and they look pretty dry-brush heavy.)
Thanks for the help
For black robes what I do is:
First Coat: Chaos Black ( make sure it is completely black or highlights will look funny.
First HIghlight: 1:2 Mix of Codex Grey and Chaos Black
Second highlight: 1:1 Mix of Codex Grey and Chaos Black
Third Highlight : Pure Codex Grey
The first highlight should be about 0.75mm thick and the highlights get progressively thinner. Do not go up to fortress grey as it is too bright, cloth is not reflective like armour so extreme highlights should be kept at a minimum. Also make sure you water down your paints alot, (till the consistency of milk), it helps the highlights blend into the previous highlight and makes it look smoother. Robes arent the easiest thing to get right but practice makes perfect.
Post some pics of your progress. Happy Painting!
Last edited by Sknight; December 17th, 2008 at 00:03.
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Use a slightly grayish paint to drybrush on the robes, it'll add some more depth. Also, if you use two different shades (a lighter one on top of the darker one), it provides a much nicer effect.
I'd tend to go with green meep om this, highlighting 60 gobbos properly is tedious. Get a mix of codex/shadow grey that you are happy with then drybrush it on.
Thanks for all the advice, as soon as I get my camera all ready to go I'll attach pics. Due to the incredible amount of goblins they aren't the greatest, but hey, they're my first mini's.
Or to put it another way, you'll improve in leaps and bounds in the coming weeks