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GW paints to match DF Fantasy pieces? 4 Years ago  
I'm looking for the best paint mix recipe to match the Dwarven Forge Fantasy dungeon pieces. I read over Stefan's bowtie filler post, and have come up with this recipe that I haven't tested yet. Does anyone have experience with a recipe using Games Workshop paints that produces great results? I'll give my recipe a try in a week or 2, but I thought I'd ask first to see if anyone has successfully done this with GW paints.

Note: When reading Stefan's post you have to look at the pictures in the alphabetical order of their filenames. They makes no sense in the order they are posted.

The paints used are Games Workshop Citadel tubs and are in "quotes". The paint used are:
- "Chaos Black"
- "Skull White"
- "Bad Moon Yellow"
- "Graveyard Earth"


    1) Base coat with this mix:
    - Mix x parts of "Chaos Black" and y parts of "Skull White" to get a dark grey color
    - Add a touch of "Graveyard Earth" to the dark grey color

    2) Dry brush over the grey with mix:
    - x parts of "Bad Moon Yellow"
    - y parts of "Graveyard Earth"

    3) Wash the lines between the stones with this dark grey wash:
    - Mix x parts of "Chaos Black" and y parts of "Skull White" to get a dark grey color
    - Add a touch of "Graveyard Earth" to the dark grey color

    4) With the edge of a brush, and this light greyish yellow color mix, rub along the edges of all sides:
    - ? Need help here

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#39308
Re:GW paints to match DF Fantasy pieces? 4 Years ago  
For french, canadian & other fans who are talking french, Tom made also a nice tutorial there few years later :

1 www.dwarvenforge.info
2 Cliquez sur dwarven forge
3 Puis dans le menu de gauche qui apparait sur "Peinture : comment imiter les teintes des murs de dwarven forge"

Voilà tout est expliqué marque de peinture, techniques etc
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#39310
Re:GW paints to match DF Fantasy pieces? 4 Years ago  
HQF, can you please report the instructions here in English? I would greatly appreciate it. :)
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Re:GW paints to match DF Fantasy pieces? 4 Years ago  
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Re:GW paints to match DF Fantasy pieces? 4 Years ago  
How to reproduce the color base Dwarven Forge?

How get the same color than Dwarven Forge?


The brand Grendel offers a range of exceptionally complementary sets with DF. The scales are the same and the world is fantasy.
Invest in this brand after buying the DF is a must for more and more passionates.
The problem is that the range Grendel is not painted and you hope to reach for a result that meets scenery DF quality's color.
A year of research allowed me to finally find the base color to mimic the wall of DF.
One year is long, but I must say that I am neither good nor experienced, nor patient. Nevertheless, I found and this page offers "my solution" :

So here it is !

I have long misled by trying to put the blue in the mixture because it seemed that the initial layer was bluish gray.
makes it easier, it is a mixture of brown and gray.




Here is the final result on a staircase of Grendel.
The staircase to the right was painted by me with the technique I explain here coarsely.



Method.

At first, I undercoat with black bombs all my sets.


Then I use a mixture "nose" with the following three colors.
The essential point is to understand that the basic color of DF is brown, not blue. The picture above the stones are still with a second layer blue. This is not really good.



Here are the three basic colors for DF.


Then I detail the appearance of the walls with those 3 colors
The yellow desert is the one I use most (I toast everywhere, it is very bold, and sometimes I put a lot on a brick or 2)
The bleached bone dry with a large brush at the end and finally a wash (very very diluted black to black areas deeper)





That I do not know if it's quite clear, but it's a interesting starting point to get started and find your own solutions.
Thank you to let me know if you get better than me!

Is it ok Thraug ? I tried to corrige some google tranlsation sentences.
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#39322
Re:GW paints to match DF Fantasy pieces? 4 Years ago  
YES, great, thank you! It's very different than Stefan's tutorial so I will try both and hopefully one will be good. Thank again!
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#39325
Re:GW paints to match DF Fantasy pieces? 4 Years ago  
I will try it too very soon.
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#40938
Re:GW paints to match DF Fantasy pieces? 3 Years, 3 Months ago  
I have finally decided to fill and paint my bowtie notches after seeing this! Can anyone give similar instructions for other paint brands?
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#40942
Re:GW paints to match DF Fantasy pieces? 3 Years, 3 Months ago  
edmud wrote:
I have finally decided to fill and paint my bowtie notches after seeing this! Can anyone give similar instructions for other paint brands?


which brand?
if you are interested for generic instructions, you can just google the name of the GW colors suggested here,in order to understand which colors are, and use similar colors of another brand for start your tests..because you have to make some attempts in order to find the right percentages of each colors...


personally my formula it's the following..

BASE: white and black mixed in order to obtain a dark gray, than I add brown..and if it's necessary (depends by the brown you used) I add also a little bit of yellow ochre.
you have to compare continuosly the results of your experiments with a DF piece..
pay attention to 2 things...
-use sunlight or at least try with different type of lights, because it's very easy to be deceived by a too hot or too cold artifical light
-you have to compare your color with an area on the DF piece without drybrush, otherwise it's easy to don't understand the real base color.

DRYBRUSH: you need to obtain something similar to a sand color..
normally I start mixing white and very few black to obtain a light light gray (pratically white) then I add yellow..than I add a little bit of brown (very few)
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Re:GW paints to match DF Fantasy pieces? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
Cheers to a great community.
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