Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
i was wondering if anyone could tell me how to paint desert bases? and show me some pics of the proposed method? At the moment im going desert yellow drybrushed bleached bone. It looks OK but i'd like some more methods.
Click here to take a look at my Blog! http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...p?userid=19270
I do desert bases for my Scions of Ra:
I don't have an exact science or mixture but it's generally like so:
+ Snakebite Leather
+Repeat above until you like light enough
+ Desert Yellow (I use VGC, but GW will be fine)
+ Repeat (same as the snakebite layer)
+ Bleached Bone (VGC)
+ Bleached Bone (GW)
+ Touch of Skull White
It's extensive, but works well for me. I suppose you could get away with heavy drybrushing of one layer or so, without the extra mixing and using only GW colours.
I assume that you are putting down sand first and not just painting over the raw base right?
If so - to add more contrast you could always wash it with a flesh ink or if you don't have that a watered down brown ink.
Of course the darker your base color and the more layers you have that keep getting lighter the more intricate it will look overall. KUF's example produces this kind of effect.
You can produce a similar look with less colors by choosing a few colors (a dark, medium, light) that work well together and then blend the tone together a bitmore with the ink.
Now offering an affordable Tournament Legal Quality Commission pricing. Find out more here!
I've played around with afew 'desert' effect bases. Colour wise I try to keep it simple otherwise I forget what I've done between batches (got to start taking notes). Basically over the black primer I start with a fairly wet mid brown tone, once dry I drybrush a lighter yellow tone like 'snakebite' or 'bubonic brown' or english mustard if I'm not paying attention. Followed/finished with a light drybrush of 'bleached bone' or 'buff'.