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Painting Wraithbone ... HELP PLEASE!!
« on: December 17, 2011, 10:20:05 AM »
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  • I was wondering if any one knows a good technique for painting Wraithbone
    As I have got a Wraithseer - And want it to be painted Wraithbone style
    I have tried once - and failed sadly - So need striping/respraying

    For my first attempt I sprayed it black, then again sprayed it white to get it some depth
    Then mate showed my how to 'glaze' in the crevices - Such as between joints, fingers and around the 'dimples'

    It was looking OK - But the contrast between the white spray and the Griffin Wash was too sudden
    So touched up with watered down white - But still didn't look quite right

    So I hoping some one here can help me
    As after paying near on 40 for it - And spending a day of splicing to pose it dramatically - I want a paint job to make it look as good as it can

    So if any one can help me out here I will be very grateful
    Thank you in advance
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    Re: Painting Wraithbone ... HELP PLEASE!!
    « Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 11:02:51 AM »
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  • personally I do the following:
    (All paints have been thinned to at least 1:1 paint-water ratio.)

    1. Prime Chaos Black.
    2. Dheneb Stone.  2-3 layers.  Get a smooth coat over everything you want to paint bone.
    3. Wash with Gryphone Sepia.
    4. highlight with Dheneb Stone.  Make sure the recesses/shade areas stay gryphone sepia.
    5. paint over everything with a thinned Bleached bone, including recesses.  The thinned bleached bone should show the dark gryphone below.
    6. highlight with 2:1 bleach bone-Skull White
    7. highlight 1:1 bleach bone-skull white
    8. Edge with Skull White.

    Now, if you're painting a rather large smooth area, you may want to wet-blend instead.

    steps 1-5 stay the same, then just wet blend. between 1:1 Bleach Bone/White, 1:2 bone/white and straight bone.

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    Just want to say, as the "base color" isn't really bleached bone, but a mix between bone and white, the above method brings out a very bright ivory color.  If you want a darker more worn look, you may want to use another method.
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    Re: Painting Wraithbone ... HELP PLEASE!!
    « Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 07:43:46 PM »
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  • I prefer a yellower base to my wraithbone.

    Prime white.
    Paint Snakebite Leather all over.
    Highlight up with a mixture of rotting Flesh and Bleached Bone.
    Final highlights with Skull White mixed with a small amount of Bad Moon Yellow.

    Your paints should be very thin and, depending on the size of the area you may need a lot of layers. For my Exarch jetbike canopy there are about 15 layers between the darkest brown and the palest highlight.
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    Re: Painting Wraithbone ... HELP PLEASE!!
    « Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 11:58:02 PM »
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  • Valar has a good waveserpent tutorial in which his wraith bone is painted like this:
    The Wraithbone was painted in stages using a layering technique.  I started with a snakebite leather wash over a white basecoat.  Then over this I used about 4 or so thin layers of pure bleached bone.  The next highlight is 50:50 Bleached Bone and Skull White using 2 thin layers, and a final highlight of pure skull white.

    There are pictures too (on the third page) http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=167082.20
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    Re: Painting Wraithbone ... HELP PLEASE!!
    « Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 12:24:04 AM »
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  • Depending on how much bone you're painting, and the effect you want, there are a couple of ways. Valar's style , and Reikai's are both clean, while Ian's looks a bit more anchent.

    Personally, i use a combination of techniques based on what i'm painting. For generic, rank and file (Catapults, tank engines, chainswords) i use a simplified version of what Reikai does. Dhenb Stone, followed by two(2) washes of Griphionne Sepia (to create depth) and a drybrush of Bleached Bone. Substitute look alike colours where appropriate depending on your brand.

    For more prominant figures, such as Autarch weapons, Banshees, and Farseers, i put more effort into it, working more like Ian. I start with Snakebite Leader, then Rotting Flesh, Bleached Bone, wash it in Griphionne Sepia, highlight with Bleached Bone again, then do fine Skull White highlights. If i want it to look more ancient, i'll either not do the second Bleached bone, or use more washes.

    With the first, i can throw out 20 Shruiken Catapults in about 30 minutes (including drying time for the washes) and the underside of a tank in 10-15. With the other, it takes be 30ish minutes just to do the rune armour on a single Farseer.
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    Re: Painting Wraithbone ... HELP PLEASE!!
    « Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 05:19:01 AM »
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  • Thank you
    I have printed off this thread
    I will try out some techniques before doing my Wraithseer
    I will let ya know it goes
    But for now
    I got marines to strip - then paint - for Doubles in Feb
    Oh what fun

    But thanks again you lot
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    Re: Painting Wraithbone ... HELP PLEASE!!
    « Reply #6 on: January 6, 2012, 06:09:16 PM »
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  • Some good advice. I'm also looking to get some nice bone effects, so will give these a go. Thanks
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