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I have started recently re-painting my tyranid army, incorperating my better painting skills and knowledge. After a while, I decided that I wanted the "worn out effect" on the edges of the carapace (see extended carapace or Thorn back). For more information, it is when there is the extra colour on the edges of the carapace.
How can I do this? Step by Step instructions would be appreciated.
An easy way to do it would be dry brushing the edges. Dry brushing is a technique that alot of people turn there noses up at but it can get good resuts quick. There are plently of tutorials about which will explain it alot better than i can, so just google drybrushing and your sure to find something.
Another method might be lining this is a bit more work than dry brushing, but can give better results and is 'cleaner'. Again this method will be easly found on the web.
Hope this helps
yes, try brushing could do the trick... I will test it and reply saying if that did the trick.
What is lining by the way?
Lining is where you get paint on the brush to about half way up, prefably on one side as thats all will be used but it doesn't matter much. You then whipe most of the paint off the brush, simular to when dry brushing. Your then run the side of the brush along the areas wanting highlighting. So its simular to dry brushing but is neater and good for smaller areas, down side can take time.
Yes I would say "lining" is the best way to go about it...
Take your base color and paint the area you are going to add the effect to.
Wash the area to add your shadow...
Now taking your base color and a nice sharp pointed brush make little lines of the base color across the ridge of the model leaving a little bit of gap in between showing the darker color with the wash...
Next I would suggest taking a bone white and mixing a little bit into the base color to lighten it a bit. Go back and place smaller lines across the area you are painting.
Lighting it a bit more with some more bone and go back again and paint slightly smaller lines than before.
Keep doing this until you get a nice looking effect. The more layers you do and the more graduation in color - the richer the effect will be. Once you get some practice in - you will find that it really isn't difficult at all.
Key things to note are:
1. don't overload the brush. Wipe away most of the excess paint.
2. Don't overwater the paint. Otherwise it will be hard to get crisp lines.
3. don't press too hard or the lines will fatten out.
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Thankyou everyone for the help! I think I will not have any problems after all of those great replies! Now time to grab my brushes and start painting
Hey! all this advice isnt free! I'm expecting to see some nice pics when your done . Anyway have fun painting!