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Re: Ice Caves

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:14 am
by Kryzsko
Unclebilly, did you try sealing your tiles with a gloss clear coat after applying the teal tint to prevent the teal from bleeding through?

Re: Ice Caves

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:07 am
by Kryzsko
Blue Prophet, you should do a couple test pieces and post the results. I would love to see how your idea turns out.

Ya, I have dungeons (only 5 sets) and caves (8 sets non-ice) painted, but I have a long way to go on my city stuff. I am chugging away on the tudor buildings right now, and have not touched the streets and sewers, but I am done with the stone buildings. It is a process. I am trying to get as much done as I can before my castle stuff comes because everything is going on hold while I paint the castle.

I might bang out my ice caves. I already have some airbrush teal tint so I could do them rather quick. Thanks to unclebilly I am inspired. I do really like how his turned out.

Re: Ice Caves

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:27 am
by Blue Prophet
jchunick wrote:I agree. I like it because it helps to separate the floor from the walls, as well, so that they don't all blend in together. That idea of separating the floors from the walls is something I want to go back and try on my dungeon tiles, as well.
I've been considering doing something subtle for wall/floor contrast on dungeon tiles too. Maybe just a wash on the floors to tone them down a bit. I still haven't painted half of my KS1 tiles yet though.

Regarding ice caves, I am going to try having the walls blue and the floor more white. That seems to be what exists in those glacier caves.

Re: Ice Caves

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:00 pm
by GardenDM
Yeah, that must be it!

In any case, it's certainly got me inspired to try painting this effect.

Re: Ice Caves

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:27 pm
by LordDust
ebrandeis wrote:I have no idea about how ice caves actually work, but the different colored ice walls and floor make my mind think that there's an organic process at work. Either something happened over time that differentiates the walls and floors, or there are layers involved, or temperature difference, etc.

I have no idea if that reflects reality at all, but it feels right and that's probably a good enough for the table. :)
It is a process that happens to a glacier, so you already have the color variance you would see in a glacier. Then the melting of sections creates the cavern, which can cut across layers. There can also be refreezing of portions as well. It certainly makes for some gorgeous, eerie, and awe inspiring vistas.

Re: Ice Caves

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:26 pm
by GardenDM
I have no idea about how ice caves actually work, but the different colored ice walls and floor make my mind think that there's an organic process at work. Either something happened over time that differentiates the walls and floors, or there are layers involved, or temperature difference, etc.

I have no idea if that reflects reality at all, but it feels right and that's probably a good enough for the table. :)

Re: Ice Caves

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:14 am
by jchunick
I agree. I like it because it helps to separate the floor from the walls, as well, so that they don't all blend in together. That idea of separating the floors from the walls is something I want to go back and try on my dungeon tiles, as well.

Re: Ice Caves

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:05 am
by Kryzsko
I think they turned out great. I think the pieces looking more white as you go up the wall looks more visually interesting than if the pieces were all teal with a white dry brush. It keeps it from looking too monotonous. Thanks for posting, and the link to the clear teal paint.

Re: Ice Caves

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:44 pm
by unclebilly
This is why I went with teal and not blue. I was trying to get as close to this as I could. I just wish I could have gotten more teal on the wall but every time I tried the teal on the walls with a follow up white dry brush. The dry brush stated to pick up some of the teal paint and it then taint the white with some of the teal and I would end up with a very light white teal dry brush. So I settled on what I did so it came as close as I could.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvzDkpYiLoI

Re: Ice Caves

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:54 pm
by Harneloot
Quick (what may be a dumb) question: Is the Freak Flex paint only for airbrush use or can I use it with a normal paint brush too?

Thanks!

Edit: NM - did some research on-line and seems it is usable with brushes too. See, told ya I was a non-painter! :oops: