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Old 04 Apr 2006, 15:03   #1 (permalink)
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Same story as my Ruined Highway...had a day where folks came over and made terrain. We also made some wire fencing and actually got some painting done (I had made a test one the night before so it would be dry).

Note the dead ultramarine. He's made of some very very old bits. Painted him Ultramarine to drive my regular opponent crazy. Some kroot bits around. Fencing is toothpicks and 99 cent store scouring pads....ripped apart to make cheap looking shreds of wires.

We were going for a muddy/grassy look, but I don't think it worked all that well. I might go back and highlight more and if that doesn't work, I'll flock the whole darn thing.

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to make them crazy even more put blood around the marine. >
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Old 11 Apr 2006, 23:31   #3 (permalink)
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me likes very much >
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Not bad. The painting leaves a little to be desired.

May i rcomend puting sand all over the base, the mud just doesn't look real enough.
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Yeah. The more I look at the painted one, the less I like the muddy-grass look. I'm going back to flock/sand the whole thing and I'll do the same with the rest.

When you say the "painting leaves a little to be desired," what do you mean? Colors are wrong? Highlighting is poor?

I went with (off the top of my head):
Black basecoat
Darkest brown I had for first color.
Drybrush lighter brown.
Drybrush lightest brown I had.

For the wires:
Black base boast.
Chainmail drybrush.
Bronzed metal drybrush (very light…tried to get a rusted look).
It still seemed too shiny, so I did a brown/black mix drybrush (very very faint) to dampen the shiny bits.

Where exactly can it be improved? I'm fine with it for TT play, except for the muddy look which I'll be replacing. So the wires must be off. What do you think needs to be done to make it better?

Also…do you like that dead marine? I love him and his paintjob. You can't see it in the shots, but he has damage on his shoulder pad and helmet. Poor guy probably took a pulse shot to the face.
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