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#47428
Re:Accesories other than DF 2 Years, 1 Month ago  
Can anyone point me to some painting tips to paint up unpainted dungeon scenery and accessories? I just took up miniature painting after many years of miniature and scenery collecting, and I started learning how to paint miniatures using the Reaper Learn to Paint Kits.

While I can see how many of the tips in those kits would apply to accessories and scenery, it would be awesome to learn what methods and tricks experienced painters use to paint old wood, old rusty iron, dungeon floors and walls, cavern walls and floors, etc.

It would be especially useful to see what colors and methods people have used to try to match their custom pieces or accessories from other companies to Dwarven Forge's stone color and look. I have a ton of Dwarven Forge stuff and always collecting more, and would like my accessories to match as best as possible.
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Re:Accesories other than DF 2 Years, 1 Month ago  
Here are a few links of interest that may help.

www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=16089

www.gamedecor.com/abasworld/tips.htm

www.hirstarts.com/painting/painting1.html

The best tip I can offer is get some of the not too elaborate Grendel or Thomarillon pieces and just start. You will quickly learn from experience how to thin the paint, drybrushing, etc. Working on terrain stuff is easier than character minis, it's easier to correct mistakes. One other thing, if you decide to get some Hirst stuff, don't use your regular mini paints. Save those for fine details. You can get by with cheap craft store paints like Apple Barrel etc for most of that. I am finally getting around to painting a bunch of dungeonstone pieces I bought a couple of years ago. Hydostone soaks up a lot of paint so the cheap acrylics is the economical way to go.

And take care of your brushes. Wash and reshape them after you paint. They will last a lot longer if you do that.
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#47528
Re:Accesories other than DF 2 Years, 1 Month ago  
Thanks for the tips, Arcarius2001! Much appreciated.
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