Ghools’ Painting Tips – How to Paint ‘Gator Skin

A complete painting guide for crocodile, or alligator skin which could also be applied to any creature that is green and scaly.

In this video I demonstrate my ‘painterly’ competitive method for painting small areas and shallow detail. This model from CMON’s board game, ‘The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch’ was one of the many Kickstarter exclusives offered with your pledge – the Canopic Beast.

The method covered here uses thinned, nearly transparent layers of paint in many layers to achieve the required colour intensity and highlighting. It’s a long and tedious method that provides stunning results. Be warned – this is time-consuming.

All paints used in this video are Formula P3 by Privateer Press unless stated otherwise.

Base – Traitor Green
Shade 1 – Wash of Thornwood Green
Shade 2 – Wash of Cryx Bane Base
Highlight 1 – Thinned Bog Moss
Highlight 2 – 75/25 (or less) Mix of Thinned Bog Moss + Thrall Flesh
Highlight 3 – Add a few drops of Menoth White Highlight to Highlight 2 Mix
Lower Jaw and Belly – Pure, thinned Menoth White Highlight


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