Great stuff Harry
Painted with bleached bone all over. (Paint thinned a little).
Top half of mini painted patchy bestial brown (Very thin and watery).
Then paint some markings with fortress grey.
Not sure if I can tell you where to place these I was very random on the rest of them because I had so many. I also came down a lot futher on many of mine to make the overall appearance darker. My test one was a bit pretty. The only rule is...try and make both the sides symetrical.
Next paint the same markings with codex grey letting some of the fortress grey show through. It doesn't matter if you are not too careful with this and bits of codex grey are against the bleached bone. Dont try to leave a perfectly even border of fortress grey. (I was much more careless with the others than this Demo one.)
Next a mix of chaos black and Codex Grey. As above. Try not to worry about it too much.
Finally a very dark stripe of chaos black. To make some clear markings.
Then I drybrushed with bleached bone, working from the bottom and blending into the darker markings a little...not as far as the darkest colours, about half way over the markings.
I have included test wolf so you can see where I am heading.
Then a mix of bleached bone and skull white. again dry brushed from the bottom up.
This is all of the texture, highlight for the bottom lighter parts of the fur. This time don't go quite so far up. Maybe on the odd raised part.
You can do a futher highlight with a lighter mix of white and bleached bone on the legs and tops of feet and catch the odd bits of fur. The final touch is the light stripe down the back of the dark stripe. The textured line is there on the model it is simplicity itself to drag the brush over it lightly.
Thats how I did the fur on test wolf. Then I painted the claws and mouth...blah, blah.
Hope this helps.
Each stage takes less than 30 seconds.
To do all the stages takes just a couple of minutes. (if your not mucking about doing one model at a time and taking photos )
Also, you can see on test wolf I didn't bother with the different colours of grey and the finished reult is not so different. So you can reduce that by a couple of stages and get it down to less than a couple of minutes.
I did the first stages of the stripes on the the rest of them in well under two hours.
(not dry brushed yet). You can see how much more carelessly it is done. Yet the finished effect will not look too different after the dry brushing.
Superb method, those images of the massed wolves are damned intimidating. I love it!
Are you going to paint in details like tongues and gums, or whiten up the teeth?
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You, sir, are derranged.
I knew you had problems.
But bloody hell....
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Many thanks to Dave is the Best, Light Of The Emperor, FarseerUshanti, Dav0r, IncrediSteve, The_Dark_Sarge and Pekel for invaluable contributions.
OK Chaos up next week.
Any support with this gratefully recieved if it will make the thread better.(faster).
Holy crap, were the first words that came out of my mouth when I saw those last pics...that is a bloody lot o' wolves!!
Cheers for the tutorial
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On the other hand, you have different fingers.
go on photoshop or something like that. The only apple i've been on are tooled up archetect(sp) ones so i dont know what the have normally.
My god.. you are freaky!
The amount of miniatures is just twisted, I cant imagine painting all those wolves at once.
But you sir, sure can.
DAMNIT I need to start painting my black orcs.
Pretty wolves. I could be mistaken but... you are sticking with 'fantasy evil' red eyes, not going natural (yellow? right?)?
This is some impressive stuff you got here Harry. Did I read right that all those wolves will have goblin riders? Incredible. I can't wait.
You're a mad man, A MAD MAN!
Well done on the wolves so far and thanks for the tutorial. I was wondering how you got such a nice looking, natural scheme on so many wolves.
You have inspired me to get back working on my own stuff. Good luck with the rest of yours.
I look forward to the Blork thread.
I will check out your thread to see what you are up to.
Thanks to everybody for the ongoing kind words and encouragement.
Meanwhile back with the painting.
Here is Test Horse. For the Knights of the Whoite Wolf. (Just a quick one to see where I am going)
Should I do them all the same? OR Do I put the gold trim in different places for a bit of variation?
Lovely horse Harry; very good work
I think that the gold would look fine in the same place on all the models; give it a good uniform look.
Out of interest, is the Knights of the White Wolf sprue still available? I've been looking through the GW site and can;t seem to find it.
Don't know. All mine are the original metals. I am sure the hairy head sprue is avaiable to add to the knights sprue. (If indeed it does not come in the box).