Ice Caves

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Re: Ice Caves

Post by Harneloot » Sun May 14, 2017 6:05 pm

I have finally worked up the courage to try my hand at painted my ice caverns as some have in this thread. I got some transparent Teal paint and some brushes. I put newspaper down on the counter. I squeezed out a few drops of paint and started applying it to the bottom of the unpainted tile. The first two came out way darker then the rest, then my brush started getting all mushy kinda with clumps of bristles going everywhere and then I stopped. I have a few questions if anyone can help:

1. Am I suppose to wet the brush first with water or anything or just start painting with a dry brush dunked in paint? (this is what I did)

2. The directions on the bottle do not indicate to do so, but should I be adding any water to the paint?

3. How much paint should be applied? I think my first few are way too dark compared to the pictures posted by unclebilly in this thread, but I am not sure why they came out darker than my subsequent ones.

Thanks everyone, as you can tell I am TRULY a novice painter!

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Re: Ice Caves

Post by ebrandeis » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:42 am

Heresy wrote:Here are mine painted with Reaper Ice Blue, dry brushed with Gloss White and sealed with a wash of Blue ink and Pledge (kind of hard to see here but very glossy.)
I like this one a lot too! To me it's more of a "frosty" or magically frozen cave than a cave made out of ice. Just goes to show how much flexibility we have with this set and painting technique to create totally different settings.

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Re: Ice Caves

Post by Kryzsko » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:26 am

Heresy, that is kind of how I was going to paint them. I have some of the Reaper Ice Blue. Although I think your tiles look great I am now leaning toward using the teal tint. I like how it lets more light through. I am also really liking the look of the teal floor transitioning into white walls. I would have never thought to do that, and it sounds like it was not what Unclebilly was planning to do originally. Please don't get me wrong I think the Reaper Ice Blue looks great. Thanks to everyone who posts pictures. I love looking at all of them.

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Re: Ice Caves

Post by unclebilly » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:46 pm

Kryzsko wrote:Unclebilly, did you try sealing your tiles with a gloss clear coat after applying the teal tint to prevent the teal from bleeding through?
I did not try this. But I did think of it after I was all done with them :lol: I did have 2 tiles that where soaking in Greenstuff to remove the paint. When I got them out instead of doing them like the others I tried a Dark blue freak Flex paint in the bottom and then painted the entire tile of the other one with the Freak Flex blue. Once I allowed the Freak Flex to dry over 24 hours it no longer blended in with the white when I dry brushed it. The only problem I found was that it was just to "Blue" for my liking. So they are now back soaking in Greenstuff.

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Re: Ice Caves

Post by Heresy » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:11 pm

Here are mine painted with Reaper Ice Blue, dry brushed with Gloss White and sealed with a wash of Blue ink and Pledge (kind of hard to see here but very glossy.)

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Re: Ice Caves

Post by Bossman » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:30 pm

These are all great tutorials. Sometime ago someone else also posted a tutorial which was a bit more blue than the teal but also included a blue wash. It also looked great. I can't find that old thread. Can anyone resurrect it? Cheers

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Re: Ice Caves

Post by Kryzsko » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:14 am

Unclebilly, did you try sealing your tiles with a gloss clear coat after applying the teal tint to prevent the teal from bleeding through?

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Re: Ice Caves

Post by Kryzsko » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:07 am

Blue Prophet, you should do a couple test pieces and post the results. I would love to see how your idea turns out.

Ya, I have dungeons (only 5 sets) and caves (8 sets non-ice) painted, but I have a long way to go on my city stuff. I am chugging away on the tudor buildings right now, and have not touched the streets and sewers, but I am done with the stone buildings. It is a process. I am trying to get as much done as I can before my castle stuff comes because everything is going on hold while I paint the castle.

I might bang out my ice caves. I already have some airbrush teal tint so I could do them rather quick. Thanks to unclebilly I am inspired. I do really like how his turned out.

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Re: Ice Caves

Post by Blue Prophet » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:27 am

jchunick wrote:I agree. I like it because it helps to separate the floor from the walls, as well, so that they don't all blend in together. That idea of separating the floors from the walls is something I want to go back and try on my dungeon tiles, as well.
I've been considering doing something subtle for wall/floor contrast on dungeon tiles too. Maybe just a wash on the floors to tone them down a bit. I still haven't painted half of my KS1 tiles yet though.

Regarding ice caves, I am going to try having the walls blue and the floor more white. That seems to be what exists in those glacier caves.

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Re: Ice Caves

Post by ebrandeis » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:00 pm

Yeah, that must be it!

In any case, it's certainly got me inspired to try painting this effect.

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