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Old 06 Mar 2006, 23:00   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,
I'm finally decided on a color for my Kroots (maybe).
It's brown. I thought of basing my black primed models with a Scorched Brown (is this an easy color?) and then highlighting with Bestial Brown and then Vermin Fur. Does this sound sane? I'm not the best painter so any thoughts are very much appreciated.

(No idea about the hair...)

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Old 06 Mar 2006, 23:06   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, Scorched Brown is a good colour to build up from. I use it a little bit on my Fire Warriors and as the cloth on my Pathfinders, and it is good to use as the main colour.

I would do the highlights in as dark colours as you can (obviously still lighter than scorsched brown) and then apply an ink wash over the top, as I find the highlights on the brown can be a bit chalky, and an ink wash removes most of that. The ink wash also improves the overall look, with them being 'shiny'.
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Well.

My kroot are brown. I sprayed black, coated with Scorched brown. Then I painted on bestial brown, leaving the recesses scorched. Then drybrushed snakebight leather all over the model. Then painted the beak and chest vomit brown. It looks very nice in my opinion.
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Old 10 Mar 2006, 00:10   #4 (permalink)
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well, what i would do is paint them bleached bone and then dip them in a brown ink. paint the hair red.
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Old 10 Mar 2006, 12:16   #5 (permalink)
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well, what i would do is paint them bleached bone and then dip them in a brown ink. paint the hair red.
Do you have a pic of how this would look?
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Old 10 Mar 2006, 22:39   #6 (permalink)
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I think you will have to have a more advanced dipping technique than that to get a decent result.

Seen this?

This guy Pertinax has really done a great talk through of how to dip things.
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27857

EDIT: correct link
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Old 10 Mar 2006, 23:15   #7 (permalink)
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I can't see a link. Ive heard of this Pertinax guy though, ive heard his painting is amazing!!!!
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Old 10 Mar 2006, 23:16   #8 (permalink)
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I've heard of this dipping. It's supposed to be very quick and the results should be astonishing!
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Old 11 Mar 2006, 07:58   #9 (permalink)
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I just dipped some kroot and the results are indeed amazing if you choose your base colors well. Any sort of brown tone when mixed with antique walnut polyu comes out great. The key is that you need to shake them like mad to make sure you don't get any big pools of dip. Otherwise the method yields amazing results, especially if you highlight your edges before the dip and then use a good matte varnish afterwards to kill the shine.
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Old 11 Mar 2006, 19:35   #10 (permalink)
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personally, i think that dipping is a quick and easy way to make a horde. And it can make an army that is pretty good looking on a table top. On the otherhand, it does take the individualism out of figures.
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