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    WHFB- how do you paint leather?

    herro all...

    i am currently paining an entiar Empire army, and well i have lots of leather to pait and i dont wanna have poor lookiing leather on my models. so how do i paint leather?

    the main models i am worried about are my freecompany units such as archers crossbowmen etc... because they are basically all leather.

    any help with this would be helpful...

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    Try doing a scorched brown over a black base coat high light with graveyard earth then, bestial brown, then snakebite leather.
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    A very easy, quick and nice way to do it is a basecoat of snakebite leather covered with flesh wash.

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    Um well once i had a go with it and it look pretty nice.
    Base coat scorched brown.Then keep adding bestial brown into the mix until you get a colour your happy with,depending on how light you want to go.The give it a flesh wash and then highlight is with bestial brown,or bestial mixed with a little snakebite depending on high light you went.
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    For a simple, quick and easy way just do one coat of Snakebite Leather over a black undercoat. Then, use Brown Ink over the Snakebite Leather. But, if you use too much ink, it could just look messy.

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    actually in that case you want to use a bit more. if it looks messy that would be cool because leather stains. the enzymes in the gob of a slain orc could dye the leather too

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    my way of doing it is scorch brown over plack highed witj snakebite leather wen im feeling lazy.

    But if i want to spend more time on it, black undercoat, then scorchbrown, highlighted with a mix of 50/50 chestnut ink/desert yellow and finally highlighted again with 30/70 mix of chestnut ink/desert yellow
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    I actually prefer basing with scorched brown, wash with brown ink, then highlight up using bestial brown to a final extreme highlight with vermin brown. Looks sweet.
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    I tend to agree with barbqer: I use a basecoat of flat black the coat with bubonic brown, then a ghettofied dark brown that I thin and use to do shadows then a chestnut wash usually makes it look good for me...

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