View Full Version : Suggested video links pls
11-28-2009, 05:06 AM
Hey everyone, I just wanted to know if anyone here had any suggestions to links on techniques for doing battle damage (scratches, peeling paint, and bullet holes) that shows a pretty in depth example, or at least a clear one. I found on online last night, but the guy A) wasn't that good, and B) had such an immense shine cast on the figure that you couldn't even see what he was doing or the end result. If anyone's got any suggestions to some pages I'd be highly appreciative.
11-28-2009, 05:55 AM
Easiest thing there is.
You just take a deep color (or black even) and a strong highlight of your base color. Make your scratch or hole by painting it on in the black, then highlighting the bottom edge with your highlight. For holes or chips, same thing, only put some metal color inside the chip to show where the metal is bare.
Rust dripping down in the form of brownish-red ink or a wash, adds a lot to the illusion.
11-28-2009, 07:48 AM
The best tutorial I've found was in NQ4: Ron Kruzie's article on "War-Torn" mercs. If you have (or have a friend/LGS who has) that issue, check it out.
I'm not aware of any online tutorials, but there must be some. You could try searching CMoN if you haven't already - there are a lot of great tutorials there. There's also a tutorial by Cyril here (http://neomodel.free.fr/tuto/tuto-casque-sm.html) on painting a space marine helmet. (If you don't know, Cyril is an amazing painter whose battle-damaged style on space marines has been much emulated.) Unfortunately, that tutorial goes from no scratches to nearly finished scratches in one step, so it doesn't break things down as much as other tutorials might, but you may still find it helpful.
Also, the tutorial is in French. The key step for your purposes is step 8:
8-Le travail de micro-peinture commence:avec du dark flesh et du noir,on dessine des petites éraflures ou accrochages sur la peinture,principalement sur les arrêtes,puis avec du blanc on souligne pour créer un effet de trompe l'oeil.On en profite pour faire de petites taches de dark flesh pur et de bestial brown dans les recoins et zones d'ombres.
Translated, this says:
8- The micro-painting begins: with a mix of dark flesh and black, draw some little scratches and scrapes, especially on "les arrêtes" (uncertain - raised edges, perhaps?), then underline them with white to create an effect of trompe l'oeil. It helps to add small spots of straight dark flesh and bestial brown in the recesses.
11-28-2009, 10:03 AM
les arrêtes = raised edges. You're right.
11-28-2009, 12:03 PM
I have NQ4, and all the rest of the issues with the exception of #1, but that's going off topic. I just work better off of seeing it done rather than seeing still pictures. I have the PP Vol 1 Video, and even Hot Lead, but neither discuss distressed and battle worn jacks (or in the case of Hot lead, any kind of war damage, as far as I remember)
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