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#50455
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
I have just finished the filming the Painting Tutorial with Jesse Spiro, the wonderfully gifted filmmaker who does most of our Video's....should be up by Monday!

it's extremely comprehensive and shows anyone can paint these dungeon pieces if you have the proper brushes and follow the easy steps...it is not hard, just takes a little time...

1 piece in a simple 1 color drybrush takes about 25-35 seconds...

a more complex 3-4 step process for an expert finish matching our existing MasterMaze pieces takes about a minute or so...I would say it takes about 1 hour to paint a set to Expert Standard...more or less depending on your level of detail and fussiness...

It's all detailed in the video...hope you guys like it...
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#50458
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
Thanks very much!

Can't wait to see it!
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#50571
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
Forgive the painting newbieness of this post. If I paint a wall, and fail badly, is there a way to clean off the paint that won't damage the dwarvenite (PVC)? I would love to paint some green mossy-moldy type walls, but have a feeling I would need a few tries before getting it right. Any painters out there know if this can be done?
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#50572
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
Easy... just paint on top!
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#50573
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
You can repaint these walls. If the paint hasn't dried yet, wash it off in the sink and use an old toothbrush. For moss, you can also get moss from Michael's and glue it right on the stone!
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#50586
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Great ideas everyone! After reading this thread I think I may need a few more unpainted sets in order to experiment with several variations. I'd like to try a sandstone color scheme to give it more of an Arabian or Egyptian feel. I think this would complement RotA pieces well.

Max Rebo wroteI plan on airbrushing (for speed) a set mid-blue and then drybush it with a light blue and then a white.Brilliant! I've never used an air brush before, but if I go with a paint scheme that requires a non-grey base coat airbrushing seems like an efficient method.

Couple question for anyone who has experience with airbrushes. What are good brands? Any things to look for or avoid? Can the same airbrush be used for minis and terrain?
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#50601
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
ced1106 wrote:
You can repaint these walls. If the paint hasn't dried yet, wash it off in the sink and use an old toothbrush. For moss, you can also get moss from Michael's and glue it right on the stone!


Excellent. Corimir's question was exactly the one I was going to ask, and why I registered here. So thanks for the answer from me as well.
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#50603
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
I love the suggestion to use the moss from a craft store! I feel ideas that are three dimensional and textural like that add something special. Another thing with the moss is that some of it is stiff enough that you could make it into a drape for the wall segments. That would afford you the chance to add or remove it as it was thematically appropriate for a given setup.

My wife is getting into locket making and jewelry craft. I was thinking of using some of the same type of charms and small semi-precious stones to help accent and make treasure piles and decorations for my dungeons.

I have also been considering getting back into making terrariums, which it occurred to me could be incorporated as set pieces for some encounters with a bit of multi-tiered work. Please keep the ideas flowing and sorry if I have strayed a bit from actual painting!
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#50628
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
dandare wrote:
I love the idea of 'ice rooms'!!
Hewn blocks of ice. Also excellent for any Doctor Who 'Ice Warrior' set ups.

I am rubbish at painting. Can't wait till I can start to buy these variously painted sets from ebay as well as DF direct!


I *highly* recommend trying to make your own terrain. It's the easiest aspect of miniatures painting (drybrushing) and cheapest, too (Styrofoam). Once you build some styrofoam ice walls, I'm sure you can extrapolate your techniques to DF tiles.

Ice bases are pretty easy to make. Paint a base white. Paint some Distress Crackle Paint on the base. The crackle paint will crack. Water down some blue paint and paint in the cracks. Looks REALLY good, although you have to play with crackle paint to get it to work right.
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#50630
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Stefan, if you used Reaper paints in the how-to paint video, would you mind sharing what exact Reaper paints or paint mixes you used?
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#50633
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
The "wash the still wet paint off in the sink" tip works best using water-based paints. Acrylics, not enamels. Better for the tiles, and better for the sink!

BTW, is there any paint (or related chemical, like thinner or even adhesives) that we should avoid using on PVC tiles?
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#50640
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
I was thinking about painting some to enhance the Hellscape tiles.
Not sure where to start but was thinking about starting with the red to get into the cracks then a couple shades of dry brushed grey.
Any thoughts on this? Never painted tiles before...
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