2.20.2014

Flesh Tearers - The Tutorial

 As promised before, here is the long awaited "How to Paint Flesh Tearers the Ricalopian Way" (sorry for the wait).  Most of the colours are done with three tones (coats of paint and/or washes), this is my table top quality.  Each picture has the three stages, left to right, starting off with the dark red armour.  Basecoat with Sanguine Base (P3), apply a heavy midtone of Red Gore (GW, although Wazdakka also works), then give the recesses a wash of Agrax Earthshade (GW).  Feel free to be messy with the first colour, everything else will get painted over soon.
 Next step is the black.  Basecoat all the black areas with Thamar Black (P3), pick out the edges with Ironhull Grey (P3) lightly, then wash the black with Nuln Oil (GW).  The black wash will tone down a lot of the grey except for the edges.
 With most of the armour done it is time to dive into the details.  The sawblade, hazard stripes and purity seals get basecoated with Rucksack Tan (P3).  The sawblade and hazard stripes are lightened with Kommando Khaki (GW) then highlighted heavily with Morrow White (P3).  The purity seals are washes with Riekland Fleshshade and highlighted with 'Jack Bone (P3).
 Bright red is next.  Start with Red Gore (GW) on all the blood drops.  Highlight the bottom of the drops with Evil Sunz Scarlet (GW), and highlight the bottom edge and top tip with Troll Slayer (GW).
 The metallics are started with a basecoat of Ironbreaker (GW) and a lightlight of Mirthil Silver (GW).  The metal is then washed with Nuln Oil (GW).  At this point the dust can be applied to the boots, I use a very dry brush and Khemri Brown.  I test how dry the brush is on the base first to avoid any large splotches.
The gold is next, starting with Gehenna's Gold (GW).  Highlight the gold with Shining Gold (GW) and then give it a wash of Riekland Fleshshade (GW).  After the gold is done do any touch ups that are needed paying extra attention to the sawblade's teeth.
Basecoat the blue areas with Cynar Base (P3) like wax seals, power weapons, lenses, lights and wires.  Then midtone these areas (two thirds coverage) with Cygnar Highlight (P3).  Give the blue a highlight of Arcane Blue (P3) except for the wires.  On glowing areas, overbrush (pulling away from the source of the glow) with the highlight.  Use Frostbite (P3) to give the glowing areas an extra highlight, overbrush like the previous coat but use less.
Last is the base. Basecoat the base with Warplock Bronze (GW) which is similar to the old Tin Blitz (GW) but has to be shaken well before each use as it separates fast.  Pick out some hazard stripes with Fortress Grey (GW), I use a grey instead of white so that it has a faded look to it.  Give the entire base a heavy drybrush of Ironbreaker (GW), any paint that gets on the hazard stripes will give them a chipped look.  Wash the entire base with Agrax Earthshade (GW) then paint the rim Thamar Black (P3).

And that it it, finished Flesh Tearers!  I hope this will be useful to some.  Until next round, be well.

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