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I wanted to get some advice on painting the embalmed flesh of the LP, TK, TP and carrion.
I have been using a grey coloured Skin - Starting from codex to fortress then a dry brush of rotting flesh.
I think this works ok and has the beneift of not having to mix paints (I'm a lazy painter)
Looking at pictures, embalmed flesh is actually brown but I think the grey colour gives a good contrast with the white bone, reds and torquise.
I recently finshed off some carrion using the grey flesh rather than the pinky shade shown on the GW site and books.
All advice and opinions on this greatly appreciated...
Finally getting round to finshing my Tallarn Imperial Guard Army (2K)
Everything else has been sacrificed on the Altar of eBay...
My Priests are done with Grey similar to yours. My carrion however use a scheme more similar to that in the army book, finished with a wash of ''bloody'' ink (cant remember what i used for this lol)
A tanned leather would look cool. I did Melkhior the gibbering Vampire nut that way and he came out looking very leathery, dried, paper undead.
As for contrast from the bones, I'd use different whites to layer up colors. Then add contrasting colors to any tattered cloth, the sword, the base, etc.
I basecoat rotting flesh, then drybrush shadow grey (actually kinda bluish), then drybrush rotting flesh back over the top...it ends up looking kinda, well, like a week-old corpse, don't ask how I know what that looks like.
IG since 1999 __ DA since 2002 __ Tau since 2005 __ SoB since 2007
Brets 1997-1999 __ TK since 2009 __ Empire since 2010
Mummies tend to blacken with age and the more dehydrated they are. For example, desert mummies (or accidental ones) are mode likely to be brown as they are heat dried, while the royal mummies and nobles tend to have quite a black cast to them.
Method I'm attampting is to start off brown and build up to black with drybrushing/overbrushing. Then perhaps giving a slight glaze with fotting flesh over some parts and some of the linens.
Inkeeping with the theme of grey skin I always do mine white undercoat, codex grey, leviathan purple wash, re highlight codex grey and a final drybrush of rotting flesh.
it tends to do the trick
that covers all of them apart from the carrions that i dont use so i havent painted any.