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#59916
Paint Schemes 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I finally got a chance to sit down and paint some of my Game Tiles. I started painting them by the video, but decided to try some alternate paint schemes to see how they would look.

The front 9 are the ones I painted using various combinations of Pokorny Paints. The three in the back are a factory painted game tile, an unpainted game tile, and a traditional DF piece for reference. Any thoughts?

I really like #2 (from left to right) it looks like sandstone and also #8, because it is very dark and different. I have plenty of extra sets, so I will definitely be doing a few patterns, I am just not sure what to do first. Help me out here!
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#59919
Re:Paint Schemes 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I think #2 is the most visually appealing at first glance but then again it is very similar to how I painted my tiles so I am most likely biased.

Have fun painting!
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#59931
Re:Paint Schemes 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I like #4, it somehow looks very strong and sturdy. I can imagine a fortress made of that stone or maybe a dwarven stronghold.
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#59939
Re:Paint Schemes 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I like #2 and #6 the most.

#2 looks the most visually different.

#6 is similar to the factory paint, but more subtle on the accent/highlight stones, which I like.

If I was also picking a dark one then I'd go with #8 too.

Would you mind detailing how you did #2?
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#59945
Re:Paint Schemes 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
jchunick wrote:

Would you mind detailing how you did #2?


Mostly, I just followed the painting tutorial video, but I completely left out the Base Grey. Instead, I used the Olive Drybush to do the "wet brushing" as Stefan called it. I did almost complete coverage, but left some of the dark places showing through.

Then I did the select stones with Earth Stone.

Next, I did the Stone Edge drybush next, but it wasn't quite right, so I did very light feathering of Olive Drybrush until I got the look I wanted.

Next time, I would do the feathering of Olive Drybrush before the Stone Edge. It really only applies the Earth Stones anyway.
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#59951
Re:Paint Schemes 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Looks good. #2 does have a cool look, but #4 has a nice old school look to them. We achieved a variety of tiles colors by accident. 6 people watched the DF video and we painted in a group. on some tiles different colors were used at different shading or not at all (4 hours painting session will do that to teenagers) in the end it gave a nice not totally matched look to our 5 sets.


it is nice to see what people with skill (like the OP) can achieve on purpose.
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#59966
Re:Paint Schemes 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
TK 266 wrote:
it is nice to see what people with skill (like the OP) can achieve on purpose.


Thank you for the compliment, but I don't consider myself a person with skill. I have painted 6 of my Reaper Bones minis and now these few tiles in my short painting career.
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#59967
Re:Paint Schemes 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
You're right, with that little experience it isn't skill.

It must, therefor, be talent.
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#59973
Re:Paint Schemes 9 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
#2 is awesome

i also like #3 - what you give up in not having the varied color, you gain in seeming very solid and foreboding - it would be scary to follow these walls for miles of a labyrinth!

great work - have fun painting
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#60369
Re:Paint Schemes 9 Months ago  
OK, so based on everyone's feedback, I have finished painting my first of 17 Kickstarter sets (not counting Add-ons), and I used paint scheme number 2. I was getting frustrated because even though I was painting them the exact same way, they all came out significantly different. When I put them together though, I was astonished at how good they look together. All feedback welcome.

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#60371
Re:Paint Schemes 9 Months ago  
Those look amazing!

Very cool how the different paint scheme can evoke and entirely different feeling. If i saw these in another context i would assume they were a different product entirely.

It seems very dry down there... I hope the cleric can create water. The air smells funny (fort save) oh my god what have we gotten ourselves into?
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#60379
Re:Paint Schemes 9 Months ago  
My favorites are #6, #2, and #1 in that order. (As one of the other posters said, there's an inherent bias here, as I painted mine most like #6.)

Like Kitenerd says, you've got a great look going with the bunch you show in the latest picture. Definitely a dry desert feel; one would expect mummies, giant scorpions, dusty treasures and traps in the tunnels under some ancient pyramid... Also, the lighter color will no doubt show off your minis and dungeon dressings very nicely. And as you say, though there's some variation, it works-- that gives it all a more 'real' natural stone feel.
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