View Full Version : Problems with Bleached Bone

05-05-2009, 10:01 AM
I am having the hardest time getting a solid covering of Bleached Bone. What I have done:

-Added water.
-Several thin layers
-Different bascoats (white, black, grey, various browns)
-building up to the final color via successively brighter shades
-Different amount of paint on the brush
-Different brushes

I'm stumped and bummed since this is a new pot :(

Captain Castus
05-05-2009, 10:05 AM
I use it over a brown base... Seems to work for me!

What is it you are trying to paint?


05-05-2009, 10:10 AM
What is it you are trying to paint?


A Guardsman's armor.

Captain Castus
05-05-2009, 10:13 AM
I'd try thinned coats of bestial brown and snakebite leather under it?

Maybe your new pots a little thin... Some GW paints are like that... You could just leave it open to evapourate a little and thicken it up...


05-05-2009, 10:18 AM
Hm, good idea. Would explain why I hadn't really had this kind of problem before.

05-05-2009, 06:45 PM
I like to gradually build up drybrushed layers of bleached bone over a black basecoat, until the colour starts to flatten out. then add layers of BB with a little skull white (to thicken it up) on top of that

05-05-2009, 07:12 PM
oh god and another one,lol, i use it over white, still fine and it helps bring out the highlights too

05-05-2009, 11:07 PM
layering it on top of snakebite leather has always wokred for me.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
05-05-2009, 11:14 PM
I do the bleached bone on my Guard over Scorched Brown, in about a half-dozen coats. Often find I haven't watered it down enough, and it's a good 2 of paint to 1 of water to start with.

Still, circumstances differ, I guess...

05-05-2009, 11:21 PM
Hmmm...I do mine over Graveyard Earth and I've never had any problems before.

Shagon Drark
06-05-2009, 12:16 PM
i use it over black and its working pretty good for me

06-05-2009, 12:54 PM
If it helps i cover over a base of Graveyard earth and never had any problems with coverage.......

06-05-2009, 02:45 PM
I use Skull white, then a Brown ink, then BB, then BB and White
or I use Grave Yard Earth. I've also used Bubonic Brown as well

06-05-2009, 10:30 PM
My opinion on it:

- Prime black
- basecoat with yellow desert (only one coat is enough, two if you want it more uniform, the yellow desert is pretty thin already so you dont need to water it down)

- 3 or 4 layers of a thinned bleached bone.