A collection of images that feature my painted miniatures. It features many of my award winning figures and terrain pieces painted since 2001.
- Blood Bowl Teams
- Step By Step: Painting a Predator
- Using the 'Shaded Basecoat' Technique to paint Saurus warriors
- Step By Step armor for Tomb Kings Horsemen
- Step by Step painting of a Gamezone Cold One
- Painting a marble and tile flying base
- How I photograph my miniatures: A window into my photo booth
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Up on the hilltops: terrain building part THREE
Once the big board was painted, I could get down to the business of painting the hills and rock outcroppings.
It was nothing terribly fancy. I had some black, some white, and some green/yellow mixes ready.
I allowed some of the green to get into my grey mixture, since rocks have a tendency to be mossy! I didn't use any pure black, even on my first layers. I mixed black with the dark green, or put a little white into my mix. When painting the initial layers on the rocky outcroppings, I watered down the mix to allow better coverage.
The tops of the hills got the same treatment as the board. I mixed plenty of yellows and tans with my green mix.
I balanced all the pieces to make sure they would not dry and stick to the newspapers, which would have been annoying. I didn't wait for the darkest mixes to dry. Instead, I started to do my lighter layers...
So, the board and the hills are now ready for flock! That will happen early next week, so look for pictures of that soon!!
I love hills and rocks that can be mixed and matched! We have some of these pieces at our own gaming table at home, and it is really cool to set a watchtower on top of one of the freestanding hills, combining the terrain pieces. There is something about a nice table that really enhances the gaming experience. If you are going to invest all those hours into playing the game, why not have a nice setup?
I hope these have been helpful!!
Rome wasn't built in a day, but this was! Part TWO
OK! Here is part two of our terrain building! We are just about done with that building process, so that we can slap some paint on it!
While we waited for all the sand and gravel to dry, Cathy was hard at work gluing clumping flock onto trees and inhaling super glue fumes...
The flock added successfully thanks to Cathy's clever system!
The painting begins with some very big brushes, working quickly with large swatches of color. You can see that I got some grey paint on the shale rocks. Cathy painted the roads, while I did all the "grassy" areas. We each mixed in some black latex house paint with our colors, so that acted as a sort of de facto primer.
The painting continues as I get all the open space covered in a variety of shades. Since I was working very rapidly with such a big brush, I could practically mix my colors right there on the board!
I tried to 'frame' Cathy's roads with this scumbling (a bit like stippling) technique with the large brush...
The roads never got dry enough to do the lighter drybrush on them, but that will wait for next week! In the meantime, I painted the edge black...
So stay tuned for the next adventure, when I paint all the hills and rocks as the Bears get whacked on Thursday night football!
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