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Have been looking arond the forums, but haven't found any good methods of painting horns. Any good tips?
I went with kommando khaki with a simple bleached bone drybrush highlight for that.
Though it depends what type of horn youre looking at... for longer, un-textured horns, a light brown at the base worked up to a bleach bone tip looks good, with blending between colours. (sorry i cant be more help lol)
I usually paint the horns in successive layers building up to the final bone or ivory color. I start with scorched brown as a base and work my way up in browns by mixing colors until i reach the bone or ivory color. Sorry I cant give you the specific colors, as i only use scorched brown as the base and switch to reaper and Vallejo colors for the rest of the transitions.
take a look at the horns of my Black Legion guys here, maybe you'll like those:
The plain ones were done:
1. Scorched Brown
2. Bleacked bone in stripes
3. Devlan mud wash
4. re-apply Bleached bone in stripes but begine the stripes a little higher than the 1st layer so there's more color blending
5. Apply skull white in stripes, again starting a little higher than previous layer for better blend
6. apply 2 layers of Devlan Mud GLAZE (u can add more layers, each one darkens the horn)
I guess it's not the quickest method though...It's also only for the guys with the smooth horns, the "wavey" ones were done a bit differently, but similar idea, I think I just used more colours.
Cheers for that guys
Edit: For the record, a glaze is really just watered down paint/wash?
Last edited by Zarb; April 20th, 2009 at 20:52.