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Old 16 Feb 2008, 22:07   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys, just wondering what kind of techniques you all use when painting kroot. I personally find they are awesome for washes, because of all the muscles and crevaces. Being Aliens, the washes give a great 'mottled' effect over the model. Picking out small details, like their leg and arm quills with skull white is very satisfying. Ive just finished my shaper and it was well worth the five hours it took to paint him.
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 21:49   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Kroot painting techniques:

to be truthful i haven't got that great technique for a whole body. i do however have a great technique for the quills on the head and arms.

I start with a mix of water and sunburst yellow (around 2:1) and use a very fine paint brush to get into the recesses.
I then add some more sunburst yellow (so it is now 4:3) and then cover the quills but be careful of the recesses
the final caot is a mix of sunburst yellow and blood red (3:1 respectivly) and this is to highlight the quills.

thats my technique for quills. you could try this with some other clour varients.

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Old 26 Feb 2008, 07:16   #3 (permalink)
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I just finished painting my box of kroot for the Tau Online Monthly vow yesterday, and I found that a drybrushing of the skin, especially the face, works magical wonders-though I was shooting for an aesthetically pleasing tabletop quality-so while it won't win any golden demons, most people will find your kroot be pretty to look at! Hope that helps a little
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Old 26 Feb 2008, 07:30   #4 (permalink)
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I paint the body of my kroot with tau sept ochre then wash it with scorched brown, then i use a highlight of tau sept ochre then elf flesh as a highlight
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Old 26 Feb 2008, 09:16   #5 (permalink)
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Interesting techniques, please post pictures, if you can, i havent tried yet. So we can all see. ;D

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Old 26 Feb 2008, 10:39   #6 (permalink)
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I found a very simple way and also rather cool way of painting my Kroots.

For the muscle, I will basecoat it with scorched brown, and then just give it a Chestnut/Flesh ink wash and then just highlight with Bestial brown.After that it is pure white warpaint drawn across the body. Make them rather Maasai-like.
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 12:38   #7 (permalink)
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Here's a picture of my kroot shaper...its not too great but its acceptable for tabletop gaming!

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Old 29 Feb 2008, 19:31   #8 (permalink)
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I guess all this makes me the laziest Kroot painter here. Sure, I give the wargear some color but for the body I use a basecoat of Dheneb Stone and then a Brown Ink wash followed by Dheneb stone again to tone down the "browness".

Here is a post of one of my unfinished Kroot Vulture Shaper - still got alot to do yet on this guy.
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Old 18 Mar 2008, 22:21   #9 (permalink)
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dude, thats nice, i like the way youve used the warpaint from the 40k rulebook kill team. But, im not familliar with kroot rules to use as a seperate army. i like the wings and the chainsword on the kroot rifle looks awesome, but i havent come across this before
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 15:06   #10 (permalink)
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I paint the skin vermin brown then give it a brown ink wash, the quills, hair, beak and belly bronzed flesh, brazen brass for knives, grenades etc. graveyard earth for the gun and bleached bone for cloth etc.
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