Dark Brown Leather

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Dark Brown Leather

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    07 Jun 2021
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    14 Dec 2021
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I used to struggle to get any visual interest when painting leather pouches commonly found on Primaris Space Marine miniatures. Once I adopted the method described in my YouTube tutorial, I started to see much better results.

  1. Basecoat the leather area with Rhinox Hide .
  2. If there are any particularly deep recesses, pop a little Druchii Violet in there carefully.
  3. Glaze most of the leather with thinned Mournfang Brown . Use quite a small brush and drag towards edges in rough lines. This should create some extra texture.
  4. Add a chunky edge highlight of Skrag Brown to all edges.
  5. Highlight everything again, this time with a fine line of Skrag Brown and Ushabti Bone mixed 1:1. This is a good mix to throw in occasional fine lines as scratches too.
  6. With pure Ushabti Bone , selectively highlight corners and exposed edges of the leather. Put a dot of this colour where the additional scratched above meet edges too.
  7. Add a little pure white (like Dead White ) to your Ushabti Bone and add dot highlights to corners.

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Citadel Painting System 5
Base 2
  • Mournfang Brown
  • Rhinox Hide
Shade 1
  • Druchii Violet
Layer 2
  • Skrag Brown
  • Ushabti Bone
Vallejo Game Color
Base 1
  • 72.001 Dead White
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