Lava Caverns painting scheme

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by fnordfriendly » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:02 am

Beautiful paint job, so much more natural than the factory! After painting the Erinthor Mountains set with a similar number of paint steps, I sympathize with how much work that represents... well worth it though!

Post some pics of it all together, you kind of left us on a cliffhanger... a lava cliffhanger, man, not cool! :D

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:15 am

dice4hire wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:21 pm
DF, any chance of a gallery type page where pics can be collated together instead of scattered across different threads. Maybe all uploaded pics being visible if one goes to a member profile?
+23 to this DF - we think its a fabulous idea :)
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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by HULKReality » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:04 am

wow good job. keep them coming!

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by dice4hire » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:21 pm

DF, any chance of a gallery type page where pics can be collated together instead of scattered across different threads. Maybe all uploaded pics being visible if one goes to a member profile?
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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by Harneloot » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:33 am

Those lava river tiles look superb!

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by unclebilly » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:53 am

I like the look of the Lava River. How about a pic of it together.

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by pacarat » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:10 am

Mottled open lava has a really nice effect.

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by dice4hire » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:25 am

Very nice technique.
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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by falerion » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:52 am

Here an update for the Lava River tiles with step-by-step walk-through (also using only DF colors):

1) A wet-brushing of the whole tile with Lava Yellow. You might need several layers as the yellow paint is a bit thin.
lava_river_01_red.jpg
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2) A wet-brushing with Deep Lava on the rim between the flat area and the raised part of the tiles. I intended to have a darker orange near the rim.
lava_river_03_red.jpg
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3) A heavy dry brush with Lava Orange on the cavern part of the tiles.
lava_river_05_red.jpg
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4) With a sponge the (Deep Lava) rim, part of the yellow flat area and the cavern parts, are dabbed with Lava Orange. Dab the sponge into the paint and then dab on a paper towels until you get a feel for the pushing force and the amount of paint you need to get a pattern you like. The sponge should be turned around during dabbing to avoid a pattern on the tile.
lava_river_09_red.jpg
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5) With a brush apply a light Black dry-brushing on the cavern part of the tile.
lava_river_10_red.jpg
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6) With a sponge and Black paint dry-dab the rim and a part of the flat area. Dab the sponge on paper towels before hitting the tile. Again avoid patterns with the sponge.
lava_river_11_red.jpg
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7) Apply another layer of Lava Orange with the sponge all over the flat yellow area. You might not want to do this step if you want bright yellow lava in the river instead of the orange look.
lava_river_12_red.jpg
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And here a picture of the sponge I used next to a tile. It is kind of coarse.
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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:49 am

Very Nicely done :D
Great step by step too - always amazed how you get from step 1 to the finished article as they look soo different.

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