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I'm a huge IG-fan and can't really imagine collecting something else! I "blotched" paint on my recent minis just to get them done, but then reminded myself that I don't get any better just painting them to get them done. I therefore have decided to collect a vostroyan army that I will give all my love. The first box is on it's way but I need advice on painting them before they get here
Here is what I've managed to guess so far, I especially need help with the goldie-metallics. I have no idea what they use for that.
Any tips and tricks, give it to me
Your bayonet looks fine. I'd say instead of Tin Bitz for the golden armour. I like the combo of. Bestial Brown basecoat followed by Shining Gold followed by Flesh wash, it gives it a nice colour, and of course gets all the recesses. For skin of all kinds i like doing Dwarf Flesh base, Flesh Wash, Dwarf Flesh highlight & finally light Elf Flesh. The cloth i'd say stay away from washes. Try more shading. So start with Scab red then a mix of Scab Red and Red Gore, then Red Gore, followed by 2 or 3 mixes of Red Gore & Blood Red
that's my two cents - hope it helps
on the gold its probably a chesnut wash or a brown ink, id drybrush his hat, the pouch just looks like snakebite leather with some bleached bone 50/50 for the edges, id also drybrush his upper lip before i did the rest of his face
Originally Posted by Cheredanine
I'd say overall you've got the main details down, as long as you're able to do layering [namely the face and silver bayonet] then you should be find with the rest. I agree about not using ink washes on the clothes and personally I'd steer clear of drybrushing. By simple layering you get a much natural look, using the shades of red as pointed out above then you should have decent looking cloth.
The brown's [pocket, gun stock and boots] I would say they are bestial brown then mixing in snakebite leather for the main colour with a bit of bleached bone added for the highlight. The gold, there are many ways to do gold and it all depends on how much time you are willing to spend on it. I'd suggest a bestial brown base, then add shining gold; burnished gold and then finally a touch of mithril silver should do fine. For shading, you can use inks - brown or chestnut work well with gold.
This is the way 'eavy metal does it (and me too)
skin-dark flesh-liche purple wash- dwarf flash-elf flesh-elf/bone
red-scab red-blood red-blazing orange-red ink (light)
armor- brazen brass-brown ink (medium)- burnished gold-mithiril silver
leather-bestial brown-brown ink-bestial brown highlight
gunwood-scorched brown-graveyard earth lines over it to make it look like wood grain
the metal you got right minus a light inking after the boltgun
the hats can be done in a ton of different ways black/codex drybrush scorchbrown/bestial or graveyard, tanned flesh/bone/white. Just a few tips for you on how they do the tanks (and i got this directly from a 'eavy metal painter)
* ogre flesh spray,
* dry brush desert yellow,
* dry brush kommando khaki
* dry brush white (lightly)
* dirty with scorched brown
Good luck and happy painting.
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Thank you guys for taking time to help me with this
I'm quite a beginner at this, but so far it works just to sit down and take your time, even though I'm not a longtime painter, the results of just good concentration and always trying to make the figs look better and better gives some good results!
Once again, thanks and please post any other tips you may have