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 How to paint Flamers
Callaghan41
Posted: Nov 27 2011, 07:56 PM


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Does anyone have an idea on how to paint flamers of tzeentch? I'm fairly new to painting, so it would be great if the techniques were explained. Thanks.
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Talonz
Posted: Nov 27 2011, 08:31 PM


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Depends entirely on what you want, but check this out for an example;

http://warpstoneflux.blogspot.com/2009/09/...ng-classic.html
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DaemonReign
Posted: Nov 27 2011, 10:16 PM


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This is how I did my last batch (a bit more basic than the plog-example Talonz gave you above):

1 - Prime with Skull White Spray.
2 - Paint the inside of their "mouths" and "hands" black. Be carefull Not to paint any of the flames black though. Drybrush the black parts to make the "teeth" emerge more clearly - mostly to make it easier actually painting them at a later stage..
3 - Paint the flames Sunburst Yellow.
4 - Highlight flames with Orange going up to dark Red colors. Painting the fire is the tricky part - to make it realistic it needs to be highlighted backwards with the brightest spots in the recesses and vice versa.
5 - For the body pick a wash (any color of your choosing) and apply that in layers where you let it dry between the takes. Be patient with this, apply just a little bit of wash each time. Whatever color you Start with is gonna be the dominant one, but after that you can for example add a layer of Green or Purple ontop of Blue wash for a nice effect. 3-4 layers of wash ought to do.

Here's a link to my painting thread on this Forum, with the result:

http://z7.invisionfree.com/wyrmling_x/inde...pic=8229&st=105

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Oh yeah I forgot.. If you want to really follow the way the Flamers are painted "on the box" you need to do that "white shading" around their bottoms.. It's fairly tricky to get good-looking IMO. Smoothing out that 'edge' between the body-color (blue forexample) and the white can be a real headache.. smile.gif


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Callaghan41
Posted: Nov 28 2011, 04:38 PM


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They look awesome! What colors did you use for the teeth and surrounding area?
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DaemonReign
Posted: Nov 28 2011, 08:50 PM


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I started by painting the whole area black (except the flames).
Then I drybrushed the teeth with Skullwhite.
Then I washed them down with Badab Black.
Then (after finnishing everything else) I went over the teeth in detail with a crisp layer of Skullwhite (this is the most tedious part of painting Flamers IMO) after which I simply applied another round of Badab Black Wash for increased contrast.

Like I said, the way I did this is more basic, sort of speed-painting, good for table-top quality.

Also you might notice I painted the "tentacles" running along their bodies in a different color (red).

Glad you liked them. If you skip back a few pages in my painting thread you'll find some pics of my old metal Flamers as well - those I painted in a variety of different colors, with varying result I might add.. hehe


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Posted: Nov 29 2011, 02:00 PM


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Hmm wanna redo mine now. Looks great.
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DaemonReign
Posted: Nov 29 2011, 08:09 PM


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Thanks!
*I'm not worthy!*

... Just a personal reflection though:

Never redo! - Get more! wink.gif


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Callaghan41
Posted: Nov 30 2011, 06:13 PM


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I'm definitely going to paint my flamers like that. Thanks for the ideas!
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squalie
Posted: Dec 1 2011, 02:45 PM


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DaemonReign, those Flamers really do look awesome!

I sold my Daemons thinking I wanted all OOP models, but those look so good!

Hrm.


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DaemonReign
Posted: Dec 2 2011, 02:56 PM


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@ SQUALIE: Thanks man. I keep telling people never to sell their stuff! smile.gif I guess I just get overly self-critical after having scrutinized them up close in real life. All I did, after all, was pretty much mimic the pics on the box they come in.

@Callaghan41: At first I did not grasp what you meant by the 'surrounding' area. Now I reallize you must mean the "gums" of the Flamer-mouths that encricles their teeth.. I probably based the 'gums' with Red Gore, dotted them with Fiery Orange, and washed them with Baal Red once or twice.. Also I probably let some Black wash slip into the recesses for increased contrast. You get the idea, they're basically just red.


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