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Help Albino Lizardmen (?)

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by The Cat Inspector, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. The Cat Inspector
    Jungle Swarm

    The Cat Inspector New Member

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    Hello! As I'm really close to start painting my seraphon army, I'm trying to find a color scheme for them. My idea is to create an army of albino Seraphon, who used to be dwellers of an underground temple-city back in the Old World. So my qurestions are:

    1.) Is it really hard to paint white/greyish miniatures? I am now painting my other army (some people in power armor from another dimension :D) but I've never painted anything white.
    2.) The primer I am now using is black. Will it work if I want to paint a white miniature, or I'd better buy white one?
    3.) Any other advice? Maybe some of you have painted something simillar before.

    Thank you all very much! Looking forward to start painting my lizzies :p
     
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  2. n810
    Slann

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    1) somewhat, mostly because of assumptions.
    2) yep, in this case WHITE IS WAY BETTER.
    3) google some picture of albino reptiles and study them closely.
    you will then notice a lot of other subtle colors and shades.

    ps.
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  3. The Cat Inspector
    Jungle Swarm

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    Thank you for your help! I'll try to figure something out :)
     
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  4. Padre
    Kroxigor

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    1. No, it's not that difficult.

    2. White is better, but black primed is very doable.

    3. My best advice is to use a good basecoat. I painted my old Empire army in white over a black primer. Use a light grey or a cream as your basecoat and layer the white in top. In GW paints, Ushabti Bone or Fenris Grey work fairly well.
     
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  5. The Cat Inspector
    Jungle Swarm

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    Thanks! I also have an idea of adding some light yellow details, like those on albino reptiles' skin
     
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  6. Jorgik
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    If you spray the miniatures white you´ll just have to apply shade & highlights. For example, if you were going for the orangish white skin tone that @n810 posted, you could just prime white, black wash to give definition, pure white dry brush to bring back the colour, subtle orange wash and white highlights.
    Hope it helps ;)
     
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  7. Crowsfoot
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    Here is one I painted, trick is to just add a small amount of colour to the skin to add contrast, that could be any colour you choose, grey tones will make your models feel cold, red tones would make them feel warm, I used purple and grey on this model to help balance his skin, red and green as accent colours to help balance the model, the gold looks flat I should have added darker shading where it meets skin.

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  8. n810
    Slann

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    ah here's the other good reference picture was looking for.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Chicken Lips
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    I did an albino Lizzy a while back as a way to make my Champ/special character stand out from the pack. Here's how it turned out:

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  10. Tlanextic
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    Hi I am just getting back to looking at my Seraphon, finished this Skink priest the other month, seems it would fit in IMG_0158.JPG IMG_0159.JPG to this thread.
     
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    Could you give a little tutorial on how exactly you did this? Because I had the exact same idea
     
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  12. Chicken Lips
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    Very simple. Base coat with Baneblade Brown, Drybrush with Ulthuan Grey for areas like the head. On the more transparent areas of sink, like the wings, I washed them with a very watered down mix of pink and red after applying the Baneblade Brown. Keep blending these two colors until you reach a shade you're comfortable with. Heavy up on the Pink/Red color around the eyes and open areas like the mouth. Once dry, drybrush with Ulthuan Grey. One the exposed bone areas like the claws, apply an Agrax Earthshade wash over the Baneblade Brown, then drybrush (heavier toward the tips) with Ratkin Flesh.

    Easy peasy.
     
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