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Im currently doing a few more DA models just to sproose up my force before a tourney, & make it WYSIWYG.
Looking at them, If find the DA green to seem very dark by comparison to the Codex pictures..
Im thinking its either:
-They lighten (mix) the DA green
-They use pure DA green, but they use good lighting in their pics
-They use a white undercoat, as opposed to the black im using.
What do you guys think it is? & if they do mix it, any ideas what with?
We often see tanks with mud weathering around the tracks, which looks great & realistic. I was just wondering why we never see the same principle applied to the boots of troops??.. Im sure they would get dirty.
Is it because it doesnt turn out well? (just looks like you were careless when doing the basing & got paint on his feet)
Has anyone tried it? how did it go?
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I think they use a lighter undercoat for their 'Eavy Metal models. Probably Gray. But really I have no idea.
I've done dusty boots before.. mostly it's just drybrushing varied levels of brown. Personally. It might take you a while to find your favorite mix, but I've had good results doing that.
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I know exactly what you mean, Manu. Its something I have wondered about for a while.
I think maybe as TwoHats said, they use a lighter undercoat. But it could be the excellent lighting as well.
I would try stippling (with a dodgy brush of course) on some foundation colour browns for mud, as I have sort of inadvertantly doen this myself in the past, and it looks quite realistic. Calthan brown always reminds me of mud in a pot anyway...
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The studio team seems to always paint things bright. There's probably some straight DA green peeking out down there in the deepest crevices. Remember the photos have probably also been heavy filtered for white balance and so forth. Pretty minor tweaking with the blues will make green a lot brighter. Ask people who've been to gamesdays, the photos almost never do the GD minis justice.