Djinn: the cloaks look like that from heavy wash use unfortunately. Good thing is that the wet effect is gone for the most part now that I have sprayed the models with Dullcote.
Update to the log: new pics of the wip Exalted Hero. The three pics are all of the same model obviously, each one showing the next stage in the painting process (working on that tut Djinn
Basecoat starts out black and then straight dark brown is painted on the entire horse. The first pic is after the first layer is done with a mix of dark brown and Graveyard Earth.
Second pic shows the next layer with straight Graveyard Earth used for highlights. All the paints are put on very lightly and built up so each layer is roughly....5 passes to get to how I want it. Looking at the second pic you can see that the model is way brighter than the horses the Knights were on and that is where my latest painting efforts have led me. I now paint brighter and then use the washes to build DOWN to the colour I want instead of the traditional layering up.
The final pic is the horse after it has been washed fully. I took some pics of the in between stages of the washes but they don't really show up that well on camera, not enough to show the difference between stages. For me the washes are done in several
layers, more so than the paint even. The results you see in the third pic were reached by several light, watery coats of Gryphonne Sepia (by light I mean at least 60% water) followed by the same using Devlan Mud. As I go through this and in the tutorial that will come about with this model, you will see that I use these two washes heavily on just about everything on the model as this is what helps keep the monotone, unified look. Thats it for now I think, more painting to do