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#44586
Dilemma on the painting color on no-DF stuff 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
I need your help and suggestions..
I always painted all my stuff to match with DF stuff...
no doubt about "dungeon" stuff like stairs,columns,ect...my Dungeons have a strong base of DF pieces, so is logical to paint these items with DF color scheme.
But if we are talking about..towers, houses, castles...should I always use the DF painting scheme?
the point is that could be very useful use the same paint color in order to create combinations with DF pieces...but aesthetically it is sometimes a shame...the DF colors are beatiful but if I want paint a fairy castle (example) are not the best colors..and in general the color of the stone in nature across many tones..from a pale pink to the darkest brown,and so on..

Now I have a problem, because I bought a castle and I have to decide how to paint it..
I painted the other stuff from Manorhouse with DF colors (I had made also a tutorial)
the result was aesthetically acceptable, and allowed me (due to the same painting color scheme) to do a lot of combinations with other things that I had.














today I made some tests with the new unpainted buildings, and this is the result (this is a custom tower ruined by me).



aesthetically I prefer much this last painting scheme, for this kind of building..
below an example with a similar painting scheme (not painted by me)



so the question is..what to do?
100% compatibility with DF or aesthetics?
what your opinion?
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#44587
Re:Dilemma on the painting color on no-DF stuff 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
Even though it might mean less direct compatibility with the DF colors, I would vote for painting at least some of your buildings other colors for more variety on the table top.

Your test building looks great and mixing building colors in a town set up makes it much more "realistic" and visually pleasing.
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#44588
Re:Dilemma on the painting color on no-DF stuff 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
Great stuff! I pulled my hair out trying to color match and I'm now very close, but buildings should be varied. Keep some buildings with similar color schemes but gently vary the rest. In my opinion (which is worth what you are paying for it:) it looks more natural.
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#44589
Re:Dilemma on the painting color on no-DF stuff 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
Aesthetics every time.......

Its a visual thing. Go for whatever looks best.

Compatability issues can be explained away by "they sourced the bricks from a different supplier"
Of course if you're painting something that is emant to go in/on a DF product then aesthetics would dictate you paint it DF style.

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Re:Dilemma on the painting color on no-DF stuff 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
Yeah, go with what you want, don't worry about compatability. Much of the time you won't even need things to match up, I expect. And on the rare occasion that you might wish for it, it is far from outweighed by the advantages of having some variety in what seems to be a large collection.

I have the MK Castle pieces, for example, and one thing I really like about them is the light brown color scheme. Growing up with old school D&D, I took for granted that castles were ALWAYS grey, and the change of pace was really welcome. It's good to shake things up!
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Re:Dilemma on the painting color on no-DF stuff 2 Years, 9 Months ago  
thank you guy, is quite good that at the moment, all of you agree with the same thesis..and is good that you are telling me what I wanted to hear :)
because is really more funny to paint without too many constraints.
BUT...I want to be sure that you are sure about this thesis
("Aesthetics every time")
first, many of the combination (exemplified above in the photos or through other photos in my blog) will become difficult to do..I don't know if you like them, but for my Rpg game was very useful.
second..subjects that are painted with a color aesthetically appropriate, does not mean that in a context where there are many different subjects, will give a great overall aesthetic result..
is nice to have a lot of color in a setup..but the color of the stone should not change to much...
look at these two photos..the first one maybe is a little bit too monochrome but works..in the second there are really too much colors for the stone in my opinion..
what you think?



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