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I had been quite happy with my a lot of my painting and have gotten a great review so far for my CSM, however i am unhappy with my bones. all i do is a black base and dry brush it white thats pretty much it, what with the boney ridges on the daemon prince, all the skulls, but most importently iv actully inserted a skeleton into the sarcophigus of my converted dreadnaught (Link: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...eadnaught.html) and when i look at say anything in the rulebook it just looks so out of my leauge! can some one post a tutorial or pass any tips for proper skeleton/bone/skull painting?
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I do a black basecoat, paint over that with rotting flesh, then drybrush bleached bone over that, and a light drybrush of skull white. Wash with devlinn mudd, then a very light wash of black.
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Some of the best bones I've seen started with a basecoat of bleached bone, a devlan mud wash, drybrush bleached bone, then a LIGHT drybrush of skull white. Looks good.
I paint my bones black and then drybrush bronzed flesh over them followed by bleached bone. I then give them a brown ink wash. Once that is dry I drybrush them with skull white. I often give the teeth and eyes a little bit of a black wash to darken them. I then use a fine brush to apply skull white to these areas and thinned down skull white over the bare areas such as along arm bones or on bare skulls. It takes time and I do it that way on the bases of my models as bones aren't somrthing I do every time I paint a model.
I will second the devlin mud glaze over bleached bone, light highlight with bleached bone and finally by white. It is quick and looks decent. There are more complicated and even better ways to do things but for quick and fast I think it looks very nice. Especially after a dullcote or flat varnish...
Last edited by slorak; January 14th, 2009 at 22:28.
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