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Alright, I got my first box of skellies and have been working on them.
Build the model, don't attatch the sheild.
Make the sheild separately.
Prime the models with one coat of white, don't put on so much that the recesses become white, just the outer parts. You should have a model almost entirely white, with some grey in the recesses and where the arm blocks the paint from reaching it.
Paint the weapons and the base of the model however you want. Put on the sheild after you have it painted however you want it to be. (or you can wait and put it on after the varnish)
Now just put on a few coats of matte varnish and enjoy.
Also, I haven't tried this yet (I'm still painting the weapons and armour and such) but I'm thinking of taking water, putting in enough black ink for it to become murkey then dipping the models in it and letting the recesses get a darker color to them, then having a greyish shading due to the unprimed parts.
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No offense, but your method sound crazy IMHO.
Sure it is a very fast way to paint white bones.
But IMO the shades of the bone will not be visible.
I'd really like to see a picture of it.
The method I use to make the shades is priming white and then inking.
Green is good
Here, check this out as an amazingly fast (and good looking! way to paint skeletons: Click here, and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
I really am great, aren't I?
If the above link is what I think it is (it didn't work for me) it'll instruct you to paint white and then dip in an ink/acrylic mixture.
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
One always lies, one always tells the truth, and one stabs people who ask tricky questions.
Washes tend to be the best way to paint skellies fast. In fact, I am pretty sure that the Dip was explained in the Tomb Kings army book. If I had to paint 100 skellies, I would probobly use that method. If you are not familar with the dip, basically prime model white, paint shield and weapons(not the bone), than dip it into a can of Polyurethane Wood Stain and Sealer. Does all the highlighting for you.
No the above link goes to Jen Haley's page. She uses a "magic wash" formula over a white primer. It is not dipping.Originally posted by CBrate@Feb 8 2005, 16:18
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