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I've recently converted a chaos lord on daemonic steed model. I thought i'd need a suitably massive and monstrous model to represent his steed, so I chose Grimloq (the carnosaur) model from the fantasy lizardmen range. I've done his skin in red gore...but theres a problem - his underbelly is meant to be bleached bone, and I want it to be bleached bone - but i cant paint that colour!!! I've tried inkwashes, undercoating, drybrushing, everything. But it never turns out right. The skin has like, little folds in it so i'd like to make the bone colour look like it's not just a flat surface with no highlighting. So my question is - does anyone have a really good way of making bleached bone look good on a surface that requires shading and highlighting? What is your technique for painting good bleached bone? HELP!
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I usually use snakebite leather as the base, then add a layer of chestnut ink, and finish of with the bleached bone (highlight with white if needed).
This gives a nice organic bone look, but I use it for nid talons, and I'm not sure if that is the look you are going for.
Hope this helps!
Ok let's see if I can remember correctly how I did with a marine a while ago.
I started off with a Komnando Khaki as base color, I watered down the paint alot and used several layers.
After this I gave it a watered down brown wash.
Next stage would be Khommando Khaki again, but this time you leave the deepest folds brown.
Now you have to start to mix paints, start off with a mix of three parts Kommando Khaki, one Bleached Bone and one part of water, then just to continue to replace one part of Kommando Khaki with one part of Bleached Bone untill it's pure Bleached Bone.
This method takes alot of time but has a great result when it's finished.
But an idea as it's the underbelly of the beast and that it has red scales would to mix a red tone to the bleached bone.
As an example you could mix either Chesnut Ink or Red Ink to the wash or Terracotta in the Kommando Khaki layer and the Kommando Khaki/Bleached Bone mix, I recommend Terracotta as it's a bit brown and not clear red.
i start with a basecoat of dark flesh.
then i give a heavy drybrush of bubonic brown...
then i give a light drybrush of bleached bone...
and finally a very very light drybrush of bleached bone 2:1 with skull white ont eh raised bits...
this tends to work well...
also if your going to apply washes to grmloqs skin then i suggest holding him upside down when doing so, to creat more realistic shadows...
Last edited by andre; June 14th, 2005 at 23:53. Reason: missed something out...
Two quick simple (and yet effective) ways to do this would be to:
A. Basecoat the underbelly a brown (you choice of what type...bestial or dark flesh are my favorites.) heavy drybrush of bleached bone and then highlight with skull white with an optional light wash of brown to accent the shading.
B. Basecoat the underbelly bleach bone. Highlight with skull white. Apply a brown (again, your choice of brown) wash.
Hope that helped.
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I've been using this method for doing all the carapace parts on my tyranids. Something similar should lookd good on the underbelly.
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Try Graveyard earth,then kommando khaki and then bleached bone.But gradually build it up dont just paint one then another so 1st do graveyard earth then do graveyard earth mixed woth a little bit of kommando khaki then gradually mix in more the go to bone and built it up again to the effect you want it.
I go with wookies plan B on this one. My method is
1 undercoat a light brown such as vermin, kakki
2 paint a coat of bleached bone
3 a wash of flesh wash
4 another coat of bleached bone, leaving the flesh wash in the reccesses.
5 highlight with a mixture of bleached bone/white
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Try brown ink. Then drybrush with camo green mixed with graveyard earth and then drybrush with bleached bone.
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