Today I'll share my technique to make gory filaments, slime and clots, the abc of this blog of course.
First, some theoretical aspects.
After watching things like TWD, searching corpses images in the Internet, and other things that normally you should not look at before a meal, I decided to follow some of rules that help a lot during your Goring Time (dunno if this combination of words exist but, as an Adventure Time fan, citation is compulsive: Jake surely approves):
-gore is controlled disorder: it is not simple to have clean dresses or armors when you're butchering a couple of men, but not completely casual;
-gore is variety: when you see bloody guts, these are not red, but a mix of different reds, blacks;
-gore is different if it is old (dark), or new (clear), venous (dark), arterious (clear);
-gore is transparent but also thick, so it is has different finish in the same miniature;
-too much gore=not reality (hardest rule);
-gore is fun to apply to your miniatures!
Ok, after this (undoubtly) disgusting theoretical features, the practical issues.
As you can see, I use two kind of UHU glue: the smallest is the classic one, it is useful for small filaments (generally you use it for mouth slime like I've used in the Khorgorath tentacles hand) and the biggest one is useful because it creates bigger filaments and orrible clots. It is also more resistent for gaming purpose but it whiters easily.
I do not use the famous Tamiya Clear Red because I'm lazy and Mommy GW provides me BFTBG. Also I've read somewhere that the Tamiya one is toxic, and assuming toxing thing to create sick miniature is too much ironic IMHO.
Well, lets start with the tutorial.
First, mix BFTBG and black till you reach the nuance you want and,with a bigger brush than you would use for this purpose, add it on the scars/guts/arms/biscuits. After the colours dries, if it is too much flat, use black for other shadows and and pure BFTBG on the edges. Remember it is not necessary to paint perfectly the target before apply the gore, but if you have put a hand of base and some shadows, it helps a lot. Logically if a part is not covered by gore, you should paint it at the level you want reach.
As you can see there are darker areas, clearer areas and transparent and matt areas. Sometimes put a thick and of the BFTBG and black mixture is better than a thin one (exactly the opposite when you paint). Try to make it natural following shadows, Light and Gravity.
Do not exitate to put other BFTBG or black when the colour is not dry: this ignorant way of wet blending technique is incredible for those things.
BFTBG is glossy but adding some colours can give a matt finish so, if you want, add an and of glossy paint.
Mix a some UHU with BFTBG and black(these two colours possible in the same proportion of the first step): remember, if you use the bigger UHU, it is yellow, and in one hand you should add more red/black to cover this, in the other hand you can create morbid -in all senses- nuances of gore.
Apply the mix with a toothpick or everything you want: remember, the "bigger UHU" whiters fast so it is useful to make more mix than you want.
Decide where the gore filament start, put the toothpick with the mix on this place, and pull it till the arrive. Remember that it is better that the start and the arrive are places with the mix of BFTBG and black. After you can carve the gore to not have only straight filaments and generate clots.
In my example, I've put not too much gore because this miniature is going to have a very gory standard.
After the filaments are ready, if you've used the bigger UHU, you can paint them to give other nuances and glossy finish (but please be veeeeeeeeeeeery gentle with the filaments with your brush if you want not warp them: the more a filament is thin, long and suspended, the most is delicate).
If you want, you can add dots (in this tutorial) and blood drops.
As all the technique, it takes a bit of time to create what you want:
after few day you'll be able to make different dimensions of filament,
clots and also menbranes: you'll see more example in the next post.
Hope to be helpful and if you have any question please comment here!
Dark Gory Dirty Warhammer