Saturday, April 30, 2011

Terrain Conundrum part II

In my previous post I talked about a piece of terrain that gave me the willies every time I thought about painting the thing.  Well based on some excellent suggestions posted here and on The Miniatures Page, I have taken the plunge and started to paint the piece.  I started with the ground and here is what it looks like after a few layers of paint.
Here's what the piece looked like before I started.  Simple black primer had been applied at this point.  I then painted the whole thing with acrylic black paint just to make sure everything was covered well.

 These 4 photos have a base coat of Raw Umber for ground.  The flash on my camera makes it more red than it actually looks in person.

 These 5 photos show a dry brushing of Burnt Umber.  This layer is rather heavy for a dry brush but it helped with the look.

These photos show two layers.  I did two dry brushings the first with Burnt Sienna and then a second dry brushing of Raw Sienna.  Each dry brushing was lighter than the first.

The last layer of paint was Bone White.  This was also dry brushed, again extremely light on the touch and very little paint on the brush.  As you can see from some of the photos my touch was not steady the entire time but that's okay.  Some randomly placed bushes and grass will help mask some of my mistakes.
Just an overhead shot of the piece with the ground painted.  I did paint the floors of the buildings with the ground paint because of the way the terrain was sculpted and I decided that the buildings had been destroyed earlier and the dirt from battle etc. had accumulated in these places.  Hopefully in another week I can post the next part that I finish which will probably be the walls.