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#50641
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
The resin Master Maze standard tiles are thinner than the Hellscape tiles, so I don't know of you would be happy with the newly painted tiles? I wanted to paint my resin tiles too but it would stillbeobvious in layout due to the standard tiles sitting lower than theHellscapetiles. I'm assuming the new line of DF still sits lower as well?
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#50643
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Could you not use the transition pieces, lava flow, to offset the height, kind of opposite to how they were meant to be used but it could work. I am on the road or I would try it now. You could always put some thick felt under the new tiles to match the height. Painting them red and then dry brushing them could work. I would probably paint red, overlay some orange and yellow, add some flocking, and then dry brush the whole think ash gray with black accents.

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#50644
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Hellscape is thicker?

How's that work with the regular tiles? DO the transition pieces build up or something?
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#50646
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
rad2x wrote:
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...


Hisrt Arts has *great* tutorials on painting tiles and terrain.

Here's the one for lava tiles:
www.hirstarts.com/painting/painting2.html#Lava

Warning: The problem with painting red (and yellow) is that these colors tend to be translucent with hobby paints, so painting over a dark surface can be tedious as you build up layers of paint. You will want to undercoat red with an opaque color (eg. white), or a transitional color (eg. brown). OTOH, I think painting lava terrain is a *very good* introduction to painting red. Do a search on painting red on miniatures.

I also hear Games Workshop has a line of Foundation paints, specifically for opaque coverage. Last I heard, the red is called Merchite Red. Either do some searching, or just hit your FLGS for some of the stuff, and do some experimenting (eg. on black miniatures bases).

Finally, here's how you can build your own lava tiles. You can adapt the instructions to build your own small 2x2 tiles to fit with your upcoming DF tiles! I wonder if a layer of dried glue will work instead of acrylic caulk...

www.rovingbandofmisfits.com/2012/08/easy-lava-effects/
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#50651
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
@Shadoxx
Using the felt should be just right to make the height even. I believe (I'm out of town) I have some extra green felt left when I trimmed it down to use on my table top for grass.
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#50657
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Thorshammer wrote:
Hellscape is thicker?

How's that work with the regular tiles? DO the transition pieces build up or something?


Yes - but only by a few mm.
In HS Set 1 you get 4 x transition slates that you add as a 'bridging' piece. It also looks like 'melting and oozing purple stone flow' and works well.

And in HS II the transition piece does the height change for you.

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#50665
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
As usual I am loathe to advertise the products of my company here, but recently I read some strange things on the DF KS like people suggesting using latex colors. Yuck!
Now, I don't want to start a similar discussion as in the KS Comment threads, but I wouldn't use anything else than acrylic paint for the job especially when Stefan uses them himself.
While it basically doesn't matter which acrylics you use, Games Workshop's line of BASE colors have the advantage of covering the undercoat very easily with at most 2 layers (most of the time only one is needed even on black undercoat). The BASE red color is either Mephiston Red or Khorne Red.

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#50678
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
@Dandare
As new GM and DF owner (collecting for about a year) now I know what the Hellscape triangles are for! Who HOO! What I wonder if the earlier poster wanted to know, as do I, is if you're adding basic floor tiles to the CENTER area of a Hellscape layout how do you even out the thickness of the floor tiles to Hellscape sets? Shadox suggested adding felt below which I think would work well.
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#50682
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
@monkplayer I'm pretty sure that the new triangle pieces of the Dwarvenite will be a consistent height. So you won't be able to use it as a transition piece - the pointy corner will still be higher than your hallway.

The triangular-ish piece shown above is made to change height, so the one side must have a very thin edge as compared to the side intended to be placed against the volcano terrain.
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#50683
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
monkplayer wrote:
@Dandare
As new GM and DF owner (collecting for about a year) now I know what the Hellscape triangles are for! Who HOO! What I wonder if the earlier poster wanted to know, as do I, is if you're adding basic floor tiles to the CENTER area of a Hellscape layout how do you even out the thickness of the floor tiles to Hellscape sets? Shadox suggested adding felt below which I think would work well.


To integrate in the middle/integrate... I also think that something underneath is the way to go. But I have not tried to mixed sets in that way - So can not confirm what works well. (hence I only braved an answer to Thorshammer on his concerns)
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#50686
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Thanks to all for the tips. I just got my Hellscape sets yesterday and did check them out to see the thickness differance. I think the extra felt idea sound like a winner. Now to wait for the new unpainted pieces...is it October yet.
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#50733
Re:Thoughts on how to Paint the new Sets... 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Ordered 10 sets of the unpainted "Dungeon Gray".

I think I'd prefer to paint them a different color scheme than currently offered "Expertly Hand Painted" style. That paint job makes the stones look a little too bright/clean for me.

Anyone interested in coming up with the best colors to use to give the tiles a nasty, scummy, wet, moldy, look? I'm keep picturing dark, wet, sewer cement. Something like this:


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