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#64651
A More Natural Paint Scheme Than Before 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Not sure if I'd posted my original paint scheme here or not, but I recently started stripping my Kickstarter 1 dungeon tiles and repainting them in an attempt to create a more natural-looking palette.

Before. Not overly satisfied after letting the paint scheme choice sink in. Grey was too blue, and stone contrasts were too much and not varied enough.



Here's the latest paint scheme.



I used a more brown grey for the basecoat, then highlighted with a few light tan and gray colors. Washed the stones using several different Secret Weapon Miniatures washes, then re-drybrushed the highlights with the tans and grays. I will probably wash more bricks per tile once I get into full production line painting mode.

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#64659
Re:A More Natural Paint Scheme Than Before 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Nice paint job! I wish mine were turning out as well! This is really a big learning curve for me and now I have two friends that want me to paint their sets.
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#64805
Re:A More Natural Paint Scheme Than Before 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I loved your original paint scheme, because it was so unique. I used it as inspiration for my crazy purple & blue paint scheme (which one day I'll post pics of).

But I really like where you new one is headed. The washed floor tiles look fantastic. The whole thing feels more real. Nice work.
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Re:A More Natural Paint Scheme Than Before 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
natetaylor wrote:
I loved your original paint scheme, because it was so unique. I used it as inspiration for my crazy purple & blue paint scheme (which one day I'll post pics of).

But I really like where you new one is headed. The washed floor tiles look fantastic. The whole thing feels more real. Nice work.


Yeah, it's weird, because as I was stripping the tiles and scrubbing like a mad man, I was noticing more and more how sloppy each piece was in a lot of places. My basecoats were often too heavy, and a lot of the detail on the bricks were covered up with a bit too much paint. I was probably using the wrong type of brush for the basecoat, and using too much paint.

I've got about 2-3 sets left to strip and clean, then it's on to production line painting. The door and corner wall pieces are particularly difficult to get all of the paint off, though, and are often left for last.

I'm debating whether to use my airbrush for applying the washes to the tiles on the ground, and maybe even the bricks. It would allow for a more even or precise spread of color based on the PSI, but I worry that it might not be worth the time. I'll be trying the process out on a few pieces tonight probably.

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#67322
Re:A More Natural Paint Scheme Than Before 3 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I actually like the colour scheme of your first set better. I do think the second version is more convincing/natural though. Either way, well done.
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Re:A More Natural Paint Scheme Than Before 3 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
LOVE the new paint job... It looks to me like at one time this whole dungeon was clean and uniform gray... Over time a little seepage here a little spill there... Maybe some dried ichor from long ago that has been worn away by time. It really looks like an old dungeon. Perfect!
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