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Painting stone weapons

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Kye tilley, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Kye tilley
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    Kye tilley New Member

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    Hey just wondering if any of you guys have some tips on how to paint stone weapons and have them actually look like stone and not just grey
     
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  2. pendrake
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    pendrake Well-Known Member

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    Pick up some pebbles somewhere. Study them closely. First thing to learn: stone is rarely completely grey.

    But pick a pebble. Sit it on your paint bench. Try to copy what you see onto something else. Try to paint the color pattern in the pebble. (See next)
     
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  4. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    I asked @Itepixcauh how he did these weapons, explanation below.

    [​IMG]

    Really simple,

    - Basecoat of dawnstone
    - Wash with Agrax Earthshade
    - Drybrush with Administratum Grey
    - Edge Highlight with Administratum Grey
    - Edge Highlight wth Ulthuan Grey
    - Glaze the shadows and recesses with diluted Biel-tan Green
    - If the shadows are a bit shallow, add a fine line of Agrax again
     
  5. Kye tilley
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    Kye tilley New Member

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    The green wash is a great idea never would have thought of that thanks
     
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  6. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Np ;)
     
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  7. Aginor
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    Welcome!

    My recipe for stone in general (which I also use for stone weapons) is much more simple, and I'll post it here although frankly it doesn't look half as great as the one above which looks awesome.

    - dark primer recommended
    - basecoat medium grey or dark grey, I use Army Painter's "Uniform Grey" but GW's "Celestra Grey" will do.
    - shade dark, with GW's "Nuln Oil" for example.
    - drybrush it with a light grey, I use Army Painter "Ash Grey"
    - optional: drybrush again, very lightly (be careful), with an even lighter grey or white
    - optional: If you want a moss or dirt effect, shade again with a green shade or a sepia/brown one.


    Example (the weapon was shaded only once I think, but the stone he is standing on was shaded with brown again):
    Eternity Warden with stone weapon
     
  8. Kye tilley
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    Kye tilley New Member

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    Yea that seems like a good idea too, i was thinking maybe painting it dawnstone and stippling admin grey over it to give like a rougher rinish. With the black and green wash just in the edges
     
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  9. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Get a blog started and show us the pics!
     
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    Sounds like it could work!
    The good thing about stones is: There are lots and lots of colors. Some are grey, some are red, all tones of brown, green, black, or white. Some even glitter metallic.
    Grab a few spare bits and try out a few things.
     
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  11. Kye tilley
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    ill have a go and post it here when im done ;)
     
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  12. Itepixcauh
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    I feel like a rockstar now!!

    :cool::cool:
     
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    That good or a bad thing?
     
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    Always good in a rock related topic
     
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    I see what you did there :D

    Kudos
     
  16. Itepixcauh
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    [​IMG]
     

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