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#29505
Paint Colors to Match DF Cavern Pieces? 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
So I am trying to customize some DF cavern and tavern pieces and am wondering if anyone can tell me the best type and color of paints to use to match the original paint jobs?
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#29506
Paint Colors to Match DF Cavern Pieces? 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
Well, I've never tried to match the MBS paint, but I can say a little something about the cavern pieces...

The base paint should have a tint of brown to it -- that's essentially the twist. I use a titanium white and carbon black mix, pretty dark at first (like 6:1 or so) with a litle bit of raw sienna thrown in.

Then I highlight with gradually increasing lightness, the same three colors but less black. Final highlight stage should even mix in some yellow.

There are more specific instructions, I believe, elsewhere on the forum -- sorry, I can't recall exactly where now.

I can point you to the results, at least -- here's a pic of a custom piece I did with that recipe...

www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/postgallery.php?pid=26184&filename=fres4.jpg

Hope that helps..

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#29507
Paint Colors to Match DF Cavern Pieces? 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
Stefan posted the recipe in these forums a while ago, but I prefer to make my own even if it doesn't match exactly, because is is simpler and quicker. It's better when you have a lot of pieces to paint.
-Basically, I painted paint or dip them in diluted black paint, this step is need to you won't have small white spots in hard to reach area.
-Then I paint them dark gray
-Optionally, you can paint a few of the rocks light brown
-finally I drybrush them with a prepared mix that match as closely as possible DF. a mix of gray, dark yellow , and light green. It may take a while to get the color exactly, so make a big batch, so the color is constant on all your pieces.

This is the technique that I used on all of these. Some of the older pieces are too green, I added more yellow to my mix since then.

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#29508
Paint Colors to Match DF Cavern Pieces? 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
I personally prefer to use an airbrush, but otherwise, I agree 100% with crioux; get the darkest base coat on that you can - DARK gray or black, then your lighter gray, and follow with highlighted gray, then browns and yellows until your colors match as closely as you wish with original DF.
Keep in mind that even DF doesn't always match up from set to set; this is in keeping with nature. As long as your set matches across a 'run' then you're ahead of the game.
Go play!
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#29509
Paint Colors to Match DF Cavern Pieces? 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
Yeah, I meant to mention that -- different sets of DF don't always match up perfectly, and sometimes I wonder if they change color (slightly) as they age, as well.

In addition, I should say, sometimes they look different under different lighting conditions -- I know that my DF takes on a much more yellow hue in many of my photographs than it does in person to me, and that's probably because of the way I light it for taking pics. In daylight, under lamplight, etc., different tones and hues will be brought out -- what appears to match perfectly in one condition may not look so perfectly matched in another...

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