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Metal. 1. Dark Gun Metal.
Metal. 2. Mid Brown Wash.
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Metal. 3. Dark Gun Metal again.
Metal. 4. Mid Brown Wash plus Dry Rust Effects.
Metal. 4. Mid Brown Wash plus Dry Rust Effects.
Metal. 5. Gunmetal, just on a few high ware points.
Undercoated in Humbrol enamel matt black.
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Bones. 3. Desert Yellow.
Bones. 3. Desert Yellow.
Bones. 4. Skeleton Bone.  
Bones. 4. Skeleton Bone.  
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Bones. 5. Skeleton Bone plus Matt White.
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Straps.
Straps.
Remnants of Clothing.  
Remnants of Clothing.  
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Back of Shield.
Front of Shield.
Finished Painting.
Finished Painting.
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Superglue was used to stick the model in place.
Basing. 1. Sharp sand painted with Leather Brown.
Basing. 2. Dry-brushed with Desert Yellow.
Basing. 3. Dry-brushed with Skeleton Bone.
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Basing. 4. Then dry-brushed very lightly with Matt White.
Basing. Dry Green Tufts from Gamers Grass added.
Basing. Gale Force Nine: Meadow Blend Flock added.
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Finished Skeleton in Rusty Iron Armour.
3. Skeleton Rusty Iron Armour
How to Paint Oathmark Skeletons from Scratch
Undercoated In Humbrol enamel matt black. Metal On this Skeleton I am going to paint the metal first as the technique used is harder to  control and might contaminate the bone areas. The metalwork is painted using a  technique called dry brushing. Essentially this is done by using a stiffer (than if you were  normally painting it), short, brush with a lot of the paint removed and touching raised  sections. Dip the end of your brush in the paint and make sure all the bristles are well  soaked at the end then remove much of the paint onto a tissue.  Draw the brush back  and forth over the high spots of the model.  You will need to brush back and forth  several times as the best effect is achieved with slow gradual build up of paint.   Like normal painting I do three or more layers of dry brushing as follows. Also slightly  confusingly I use a layer of ink between first two layers and the top layer of Gunmetal  isn’t dry-brushed on but painted as normal. 
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1. Dark Gun Metal. 2. Mid Brown Wash. 3. Dark Gun Metal again. 
BONES 1. Brown Leather. 2. Brown Leather plus Desert Yellow. 3. Desert Yellow. 4. Skeleton Bone. 5. Skeleton Bone plus Matt White.
4. Mid Brown Wash mixed with Dry Rust Effects,  sloshed on over all the metal, you can also build up more  layers depending on how rusty you want the metal to be.   5. Gunmetal, just a few high ware points. 
HOW TO PAINT OATHMARK SKELETONS FROM SCRATCH
Metal. 5. Gunmetal, just on a few high ware points.
HOW TO PAINT OATHMARK SKELETONS FROM SCRATCH
Metal. 5. Gunmetal, just on a few high ware points.
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Bones. 1. Brown Leather.  
Bones. 1. Brown Leather.  
Straps 1. Oak Brown plus Matt Black. 2. Oak Brown. 3. Oak Brown plus Desert Yellow. 4. plus more Desert Yellow. 5. plus Matt White.
Bones. 5. Skeleton Bone plus Matt White.
Remnants of Clothing 1. Deep Blue plus Matt Black. 2. plus Matt White. 3. plus Matt White. 4. plus more Matt White. 5. plus yet more Matt White.
Back of Shield 1. Dirt Splatter. 2. plus Desert Yellow. 3. plus more Desert Yellow. 4. plus Matt White.
Front of Shield 1. Desert Yellow plus Leather Brown. 2. plus Matt White. 3. plus Matt White. 4. plus more Matt White. 5. plus even more Matt White.  
Finished Painting And that’s his painting completed. Gloss Varnish The model was then given a coat of Humbrol gloss  polyurethane varnish and set aside for 24 hours to dry  completely.
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Finished Painting.
Gloss Varnish.
Matt Varnish Then they were given two coats of Anti-Shine Matt  Varnish. Be even more careful when painting on the matt  varnish. Don’t use the spray version of the Anti-Shine  Matt Varnish as it can react with the Humbrol gloss.
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Matt Varnish.
Matt Varnish.
Basing. Very light dry-brush of Desert Yellow on the flock.
Basing The bases are 25mm square plastic ones that come with  the skeletons. I used superglue to stick the model in  place, blowing over them to prevent the glue whitening off  on the models, you can use a hair-dryer set on cold.   I then filled in between the models bases and square base  with Hombase filler and then left that overnight to set  solid. 1. I then glued on some sharp sand with PVA glue and  painted it Leather Brown.
2. I then dry-brushed on Desert Yellow.   3. I then dry-brushed on Skeleton Bone.   4. then I dry-brushed on very lightly, Matt White.   I then added some of the Dry Green Tufts from Gamers  Grass.   Then some Gale Force Nine: Meadow Blend Flock. The final touch is a very light dry-brush of Desert Yellow  on the flock and he’s finished.  
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