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#58889
painting tests, airbrush and dip style. 11 Months, 1 Week ago  


I'm gearing up to paint my set and i wanted to try something new in color and process. i want to get the most of these tiles and color them to fit almost any setting, from a dark dungeon to a noir city street.

I always aim for illustration style colors with my models. I wanted the terrain to be interesting to look at but i also want any miniature i put on it to stand out. the terrain is the background. This is where i came up with the Blue/yellow contrast. So thats the color theory.

As for the process i base coat almost everything with an airbrush and these tiles work incredibly well with the tool. the depth in the detail allows the air brush to capture all the little ridges. these paint lighting fast with an airbrush.

Finally I finish it with a varnish/dip with a deep blue tint. this protects the paint job and breaks up the airbrush highlights.

These two tiles show a different color work up i'm going to go with the color build on the left for my set. I there is potential for a frost castle in the one on the right if i go a bit heaver with the white highlights.
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#58953
Re:painting tests, airbrush and dip style. 11 Months ago  
Those look bad ass, brother!

I am a big fan of A/B effects so this is right up my alley. I reckon the best dip would be the Polyshades Antique Walnut or the Army Painter "Dark Tone Quickshade".

I'm not a big fan of the Army Painter product...it's a little more finicky than the Polyshades regarding temperature. I always put both in a bath of warm water to lower the viscosity, but I'd really like to see if you could thin it with mineral spirits enough to squirt it with an A/B so it's an even coating but the pigment drops into the crevices to give the depth effect.

I'm REALLY keen to see how the trap door looks (if you have one) with the dark bottom.

Please post pics, my man!!!
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#58957
Re:painting tests, airbrush and dip style. 11 Months ago  


Painted my single set last night (took about 5 hours) unfortunately no trap door or stair way. i will post more pics later.

It came out a bit dark but i like the look.. need to touch up a few details like the props but i'm very happy with the finish and the product overall. really looking forward to seeing the caverns sets and would love to grow my game tiles collection (cant afford it atm)
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#58958
Re:painting tests, airbrush and dip style. 11 Months ago  
I think your color theory is spot on with what you painted.

Thanks for sharing.
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