I rather like the lower contrast skin with the high contrast plates and gear. I'm still getting up to speed painting, but I like the smoothness of the blends on the skin. What technique do you use for that?
Not quite a competitive player, yet, mostly because I don't have time to go to tournaments.
Me too. I'm torn between being very hopeful that we'll see a substantial number of the buffs we need, and concerned that we'll get the Legion treatment, and have a substantial number of our needy living beasts left out in the cold.
Fire: paint the flame bits pure white. then I used yellow ink, orange ink and red ink on successively smaller areas. I like ink over white rather than paint because it comes out much brighter. I then mixed dark brown (almost black) with the red ink and finally finished off with the dark brown. I used Reaper MSPs and Vallejo Game Inks for this.
The bone is very easy. Bone color (in my case Reaper Bathalian Chitin, a bone color with a greenish tint) then Citadel Agrax Earthshade, then edge highlight with the base bone color.