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hey guys
ive been wondering how you paint that grey skin most of you use.
i use elf flesh wich is ok but i would prefer the grey, unfortunatly as i'm not a grand painter i dont realy have a clue how to do it so if you guys could give me some hints i would love to try the "new" skin tone.

thanx for the help
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:28 pm
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I do gray skin on my elves, and this is how I do it:

Basecoat with the Privateer Press P3 color Greatcoat Gray. Lighten very slightly with white to make a highlight color, and repeat adding white and highlighting until it is a very light gray (I do 3 layers of highlights). Shade the eye sockets, mouth, spaces between fingers, and other recesses with watered-down Badab Black wash. Use a brush to carefully apply only to the recesses -- don't do an all-over wash.

That's it.

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I actually use Dheneb Stone + a wash of your choice (I used to use Leviathan Purple but Asurmen Blue and Ogryn Flesh are both viable choices). :)


Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:58 pm
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I use Astronomican grey, washed with Badab black. Highlight back with Astronomican grey and Space wolfs grey at the end.

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Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:33 pm
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:o diffrent things to try well gone have to buy some new colours for sure
if you have other ways of doing it pls post em and if possible an example

ty for those who already posted !

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Keep in mind when painting that it is much easier to shade something than it is to brighten. Start with a base that is 90% of the lightest skin you'll have on the model and shade from there.

Are you wanting to paint your models with grey shaded skin or grey skin? Because "grey" skin often looks a lot worse than poorly painted pale skin. Just a fair warning models come out looking like "mud people" so you might be setting yourself up for failure.

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Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:59 pm
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you can try mixing shadow grey with elf flesh, and then mix in more and more elf flesh for highlights. this will give a very cool grey skin color.

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Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:47 am
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I use a basecoat of Adaptus B.Grey then highlights w/ fortress grey.
Then wash with a mix of blue and black wash.
Finally highlight astronomican grey.


Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:13 am
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the main plan was to learn how to highlight and shade while doing the skins

i like lord tsunami's idea maybe i'l try that

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phierlihy wrote:
Keep in mind when painting that it is much easier to shade something than it is to brighten. Start with a base that is 90% of the lightest skin you'll have on the model and shade from there.

Are you wanting to paint your models with grey shaded skin or grey skin? Because "grey" skin often looks a lot worse than poorly painted pale skin. Just a fair warning models come out looking like "mud people" so you might be setting yourself up for failure.


Good advice above.

I think you avoid that problem by using elf flesh (whodathought?) in your mix and adding more EF for your highlights. My easy grey DE skin tone has always been codex grey with elf flesh as the base and additional EF added for highlights with a final bit of bleached bone added for the extremes.

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I use Dheneb Stone, Ogryn Flesh to shade and Codex/Citadel Grey to highlight


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