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#65182
Painting Mossy/Moldy Game Tiles 5 Months ago  
So I finally decided to start painting some tiles from KS1. (I know, it's delayed, but better late than never!)

I've always had in mind a mossy or moldy paint scheme for my tiles. Something that could be a dank dungeon but also work for ruins in the forest.

I tried a few test tiles with different base dry brushes (but they all converged to a similar look... I can't even tell the difference anymore lol).

I used a light grey undercoating dry brush.
Then dry brushed with a dark brown.
Then dry brushed with a dark grey.
Then lightly/selectively dry brushed with a light green.
Then selectively dry brushed with darker green mostly on the walls.
Then dry brush again with the brown more on the floor for a dirtier feeling.






Anyway, I wanted to post them to see if anyone had an other ideas or advice to achieve the mossy look! Personally I think it's not too bad, but it just feels like its missing something small.

Thanks!
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#65184
Re:Painting Mossy/Moldy Game Tiles 5 Months ago  
I like them.

But with the dry brushing of green all your moss or slime is on the raised parts.

I wonder if you put a little Elmer's white glue on the top of some of the wall stones and then sprinkled on a little green colored stuff on if it might look more like moss growing and less like slimy walls.

If you do nothing I still like the look it just says slime not moss to me.
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#65185
Re:Painting Mossy/Moldy Game Tiles 5 Months ago  
My advice goes alongside Kodiakbear's one. If you really want to go for a moss texture and appearance, I suggest you sprinkle upon some diluted PVA glue some green foliage, the material train modelers use to make trees.
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#65186
Re:Painting Mossy/Moldy Game Tiles 5 Months ago  
Thank you both for the advice! They do look more slimey now that you mention it.

I happen to have some of that green stuff! I don't know how I ignored it...


I tested it out and it looks 100x better!



Maybe I'll keep some slimey and some mossy to add a little variety to my dungeons.
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#65187
Re:Painting Mossy/Moldy Game Tiles 5 Months ago  
Mootacoo wrote:
Thank you both for the advice! They do look more slimey now that you mention it.

I happen to have some of that green stuff! I don't know how I ignored it...


I tested it out and it looks 100x better!



Maybe I'll keep some slimey and some mossy to add a little variety to my dungeons.

Man, those look fantastic!

I've been meaning to do the same thing, but I'm just so busy doing mods with LEDs and the like... but after seeing those I may just take some time away from the LED work to do that.
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#65197
Re:Painting Mossy/Moldy Game Tiles 5 Months ago  
I think something is growing on your dwarvenite there and it looks great!
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#65203
Re:Painting Mossy/Moldy Game Tiles 5 Months ago  
It's amazing how one extra step can cause a 100% transformation. Looks great!
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#65205
Re:Painting Mossy/Moldy Game Tiles 5 Months ago  
Looks really cool!

Keep those pics coming.
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#65214
Re:Painting Mossy/Moldy Game Tiles 5 Months ago  
Wow! Glad to see everyone liked how they turned out. Honestly they look a little better in the pictures than in person... Must be the lighting!

Nothing really different here, but I thought I'd share a few more pictures from experimenting with the other tiles I already painted. It looks pretty neat to cover individual bricks with the moss.

I kinda screwed up the original one try to see how much green stuff I could brush off... With the glue I'm using (scenery cement) I could brush off most of it with my finger (with some effort); all except for the cracks. I may have to try a couple other glues to get more to stick if I want them to be more durable.

Anyway, some more pictures:



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#65227
Re:Painting Mossy/Moldy Game Tiles 5 Months ago  
Those look great!
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#65233
Re:Painting Mossy/Moldy Game Tiles 5 Months ago  
I'm lichen the mossy effect!
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#65234
Re:Painting Mossy/Moldy Game Tiles 5 Months ago  
I never realized what a fungi Jackattack was until I saw his word play :)
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