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I want to start an OK army but I'm worried about painting the skin. I've read and seen pictures of painting the skin and, as I'm not such a good painter, could you help on a method of painting the skin.
Any help is welcome.
I find that a basic system of layers works out well, as detailed in the Army Book. I'm the most useless painter in the world, and it worked out fine for me.
Basically, it's just about finding the right colours. After all, ogres are just fictitious creatures that live in the Eastern mountains. Why can't they be pale white? Find a base colour (the darkest one you'll be using), and paint the whole skin that colour. Next, find another colour that's slightly lighter than your base colour, and paint over your base colour, but leave the darkest recesses. Continue this as for as many or as few layers as you want.
Now, someone who knows a bit more painting theory than I would probably be better to ask, just as this would probably be better in the Painting forum, and then my post will look really bad. Either way, hope it helps.
I used beastial brown as a base ( yea strange) ant than added a bit of bleach bone to it and started a new coat. than used brown ink and done a bit of highlites after it
I too found ogre skin really daunting. It actually put me off playing the army as I like to play with a painted army.
The skin i ended up with was a realy dark shaded grey because using and layering lighter colours on such a surface just scared me
But ive got better and the idea doesnt seem so bad anymore, so i would suggest layering too!
a Tut would be handy if anyone knows one? =]
*uses his Force Powers to move thread to the Painting forum*
Or you can try "dipping" them.
Here are a phew tutorials and forum topics on how to dip, I would suggest taking a look if your interested in fast and easy good results.
A quick guide to ‘Dipping’ your minis | Librarium Online
Dysartes.com - The Dipping Guide
Dysartes.com - The Dipping Gallery
Dipping figures: The ultimate guide - WarSeer
Horde of Satan; Nurgle Daemons - WarSeer
Hope this helps.
I think a more accurate term than pale white might have been off-white.
There are blue-based whites (RMS ghost white), green-based whites (RMS linen white), gray and brown based whites (RMS leather white). That's reaper master series. These make for nice final highlights or just whites. If you use a pure white as a main color, it's going to look stark and unnatural.
As for painting ogre skin, I used the scheme from white dwarf 300. It requires mixing paints but the results are quite nice. As always, thin your paints and practice layering. Ogres are nice models to learn those techniques on because of their larger size.