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  • #1490117

    lawnor
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    So Reichbhusters lands in Antwerp around 28th Feb (Although i’m seeing chatter saying 9th march.  I guess the weather has affected the voyage over?  Anyone know any more?)  Soon after it’ll be in my hands and i want to throw myself in to getting it painted.  I have starting points for most of it, but I really am not sure how to handle the mutated flesh.

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    Has anyone seen any guides or got any advice?  Seen any themed Paint sets with guides that might aid with this?  I could follow some of Duncans videos for mutated chaos flash on the Hellbrute or in a Tzaangors mouth but that doesn’t seem to achieve these effects, especially for the glowing pustules on the crab guy.

    #1490214

    limburger
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    pfewh … for a minute I thought I had missed something.  Although I did get an email from Philbert asking me to confirm my address, so things must be moving ahead.

    Anyways …

    Mythic’s Leo & Seb Talk Reichbuster Army Painter Set

    the official set doesn’t appear to have any ‘mutated flesh’ colours, but then that picture might not be final.

    #1490279

    lawnor
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    I’ve yet to receive any emails, but I hear people have been getting them, although the ship for Europe wasn’t meant to dock until 29th, give or take.  I did not back the paint set.  It is my understanding it just contains the colours, a brush, a Red Hawk alt sculpt, and at most a guide to paint her and nothing else.  If it had a full guide I might have bought it.

    #1490318

    limburger
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    check your spam folder to be sure …

    the email was merely a verification of my address. I don’t know when they actually start shipping.
    However 29th is this week, so it’s not impossible.

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    the paint set is probably more aimed at painting the heroes, because it doesn’t appear to have any colours for the enemies.

     

    #1490329

    lawnor
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    I keep on top of my spam folder and I’ve not had anything yet.  I was a pledge manager late backer though so I might be a second class buyer and get mine later.

    #1490765

    maledrakh
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    Here is a method:

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    (Plague Aberration from Star Saga, Deadzone, Warpath, by Mantic)

    I painted it much the same way as my other Plague models:

    On a black undercoat zenithaled with light grey. A beigey-fleshy basecoat, several careful drybrushes with shades of beige and skin, globbing on a generous wash with citadel druuchi violet shade, carroburg crimson shade and athonian camoshade in places while the other shades are still wet. Two thin coats, pah! Glob it on I say! take care to not let it puddle too much though.

    When dry, drybrush again with several beige and boney tones, up to very lightly with pure white on top. Some more carroburg crimson here and there for effect.

    Dot in the eyes and teeth in white over black. Thinned light grey on claws and horns. Apart from the drying time, this is a very speedy and effective way to do models with bio-organic shapes and/or lots of deep details like this one.

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    #1490769

    flatbattery
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    I’ve been getting some nice reddish skin tones by starting with green base coats, highlighted with Necrotic Flesh worked up with ivory then washing with Red Tone. Haven’t got any pics to hand, but it works well, and to this day I still don’t know what possessed me to try it.

    #1490771

    angelicdespot
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    It might be worth looking at CMON ‘The Others’.   It had a lot of gribbly mutated beasts and demons in it, and there might be some painting guides around.   I think there were some specific ‘the Others’ paint sets made for it too.

    #1490847

    lawnor
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    My plague flesh was far more red than yours, @maledrakh.  Yours has much more tonal variance.  I like that.  Maybe I can find a way to transition between toe two colours?  Drying time doesn’t overly bother me as I’m hoping to paint a lot of this game as one big project.  This means if I have something like this I know has multiple all day drying stages I can do one in the morning, paint something else apply a second wash before bed, a third wash in the morning etc.  This is how I handles my Godtear KS and it worked well.  This is why I am looking to know how I’m going to paint this before everything arrives.  it lets me plan and get any needed paints.

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    @angelicdespot  I had forgotten about that.  That’s a good google search term.  I’ll have to give it a try.

    @flatbattery Sounds interesting.  I can sorta see what you’re getting at with the wash, but not sure how the green would affect it.  I’d be interested to see any pics you can find/take later if it’s not too much work (ie you have 20 boxes of minis and no clue which one the mini is in.  I totally understand this problem)

    #1490856

    maledrakh
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    @lawnor: the trick to the transition is a heavy wash of Citadel Druuchi Violet Wash / carroburg crimson followed *immediately when still wet* with a moderate to heavy wash of just the head and upper body with Citadel Athonian Camoshade Wash (which is a greenish brown or a brownish green). This has the effect of clearing off much of the violet leaving the filthy green, and also mixing with the violet at the edges, creating a nice gradual colour transition effect. Its almost like magic. just make sure to take care of any exessive pooling to avoid tide marks. other washes can also be used of course. but these are the ones I have found work the best.

    also, this is quite messy so should be done before anything else is painted on the mini.

    the same technique has been used here with different effects had by thinning the wash and varying the amount used.

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    #1490867

    lawnor
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    Thank you.  That’s some nice work.  I don’t have many GW paints.  I do seem to always have 6 of their washes though.  Agrax, Nuln and Seraphim Sepia as everyone always should, and Athonian Camoshade, Carroburg Crimson and Druchii Violet.  They were bought for specific tasks but they do seem to get used more than I expected in just random things.  Carroburg Crimson is my default mouth paint, once the flesh tones are done, for example.

    I was hoping to airbrush down the metalwork on Project X (The big guy) and do the flesh around him, but I definitely feel like I’ll be making a washy mess of whatever I paint down using your method and you’ll need me to preserve a zenithal preshade.  You’re giving me things to think about (Which is vastly preferable to thinking about the work I’m supposed to be doing 😉 )

    #1490885

    flatbattery
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    @lawnor   It just so happens I had this one buried in “What are you painting now”.

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    There’s not much there but you can get the idea.

    #1490897

    lawnor
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    It looks good (I wouldn’t want to meet him on a dark night, but imagine what he could do with that tongue!), but it looks a little more of a normal healthy flesh tone, at least in that pic.  The white background is a little bright and there’s not much flesh to see so perhaps my eyes are deceiving me.  Might be something I experiment with though.  Perhaps on the fleshy dogs?

    #1490899

    flatbattery
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    Not a great example I admit. When I tried it my first impressive I can only describe as an intestinal colour, if that makes sense?

    #1490900

    lawnor
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    I think so.  Probably great for those tubing parts between Tyranids and their guns.  When you say base with green, I assume you mean the green you would have based the rest of that guy with? Olive -ish?  Or do you prefer something much lighter or darker?

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