A few people have asked me how I put painted the trousers on my Goliath gangers. They’re in a worn leather style that’s perfect for coats, cloaks and more, especially if you don’t want to do shiny black or clean brown leather. So, I’ve put together a very quick, basic tutorial for these that you can use as a reference. Here goes…
Step 1: Undercoat – Rhinox Hide
The Rhinox Hide spray is perfect for undercoating Necromunda miniatures. It’s a nice solid colour that can lend plenty of depth. I sprayed up all of my gangers with this before starting.
Step 2: Basing – More Rhinox Hide
At the moment, you’re establishing a nice, uneven but matching base and while the spray is perfect for an overall undercoat, it is a tad darker and more matt than the Rhinox Hide that comes from the pot. Add the paint from the bottle to the areas that would get hit by light, but don’t be too neat with it – we want plenty of unevenness here.
Step 3: Wash – Agrax Earthshade
The paint my spellcheck likes the least, add an all over coat. Be a little more liberal with this than you’d usually be with a wash, but only a little.
Step 4: Detail – Rhinox Hide / XV-88 (1:1 Blend)
Here, you’re going to be doing a swirly, dry-brushing sort of action across the trousers. You only need a light touch, very little water (if any – the cardinal sin!) in your paint, and very little on your brush. So yeah, I could have just said drybrushing. I don’t know why I didn’t. I woke up at 4am today and listened to a disappointing cricket match so bear with me. Do that, here, and you’ll be good.
Step 5: Detail – XV-88
Now, you want to do similar to last time. Ensure you catch the raised areas and aim for the higher light catching parts again, but be more conservative with this one. Very dry drybrushing called for. And keep it a bit uneven too.
Step 6: Wash – Seraphim Sepia
Cover the whole lot in Seraphim Sepia. And you’re done! Let it dry and soon, it will look like this:
Well, the weapons and rest of the miniature won’t magically change into something completely different, but your mini’s trousers will look like they’re made from old, worn leather. Or cloak, hat, coat – whatever you’ve used this technique on.
I’m getting through my Goliath gang now, so expect more pictures of those guys soon. I hope you found this post useful, and that your own painting projects are coming along as you’d hoped or better. Onwards!
EXACTLY what I was looking for! cheers!
Very nice! I noticed that there is an Agrax Earthshade gloss and a ‘regular’ version. Also true with the commonly used Nuln Oil. Can you tell me which you used and where you would commonly use one or the other? I’ve mainly been using Vallejo paints, but am now in the process of adding some GW paints to my kit.
So all here are the regular washes – not gloss. I’ll confess that I’ve not spent too much time with the gloss versions. I haven’t quite worked out what I’d use them for, to be honest. It just all depends if you want things to be shiny or not, and if you do, you can always use Ardcoat or another gloss finisher to do the job if needs be. So for me, I always use the non gloss washes. GW probably have more info on where you’d use the gloss types.