Erinthor Mountains paint scheme

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Re: Erinthor Mountains paint scheme

Post by astolat » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:54 pm

I am dissatisfied with the dark tower sadly. :( It awaits warmer weather so I can take it outside and spray it with a matte finish to see if that fixes (the Pokorny black drybrush made it too glossy overall), and if not it will be getting stripped and redone.

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Re: Erinthor Mountains paint scheme

Post by Vegomatic » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:49 pm

Very nice!!!

Thank you for sharing. I really like these color choices for the water (not to mention the stone!). Will you be making a video of this process too?

Did you ever paint your dark tower? Just curious to see how it turned out.

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Re: Erinthor Mountains paint scheme

Post by astolat » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:15 pm

I've just done a matching water tiles set myself and thought I'd share (not least for my own future reference since I used this post to remind myself what I did, hee):
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Mostly the same for the stone:

1. Heavy drybrush with cardboard
2. Heavy wash with Golden raw umber
3. Pick out bits with mix of base wood + lava orange
4. Middling drybrush with cardboard + stone edge dry brush
(here's where I diverged)
5. Painted the water with three colors, trying to blend them wet as I went:
a. shallow water seaweed green mixed with black and a tiny bit of bubbles blue
b. seaweed green
c. seaweed green + bubbles blue for the very edge

6. Lightly drybrushed the "lower" shore and the nearest edges of the higher stone with Pokorny sludge
7. Picked out tide pools with moss green and bubbles blue + sludge

I wasn't quite satisfied with the tide pools so I added some Golden interference paint (blue-green), which I liked so much I brushed it over the first few layers of the lower shore.

8. Lightly drybrushed all the ground sections with stone edge dry brush

9. Painted over the water with Liquitex Heavy Gel Gloss medium mixed with the two darker colors of the water and thinned with water, again trying to wet-blend -- I did a couple of coats of this

10. I still wanted the tide pools to be more blingy so I picked out a few of them with Tamiya clear blue.

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Re: Erinthor Mountains paint scheme

Post by HeroQuestFrance » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:19 am

Nice tutorial.
Here's a rock paint tuto too that would suit perfectly too : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjZmihU7nxg

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Re: Erinthor Mountains paint scheme

Post by lostpict » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:57 pm

Thank you so much for this guide. Easy to follow and really great results. I did an E-mtn set and repainted the stone on two painted Water Caverns to match and they look fantastic and realistic.
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Re: Erinthor Mountains paint scheme

Post by astolat » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:10 pm

And here's the video--I chopped out a few bits and sped up some others to get it under YouTube's limit, sorry for the choppy jumps. :p

https://youtu.be/_ZFllYAEofU

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Re: Erinthor Mountains paint scheme

Post by astolat » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:01 pm

Berny, no, it's just the one set and a few pieces leftover in fact! I'm using city builder posts for the elevation and the back side is "unfinished" though as you can see here :
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Re: Erinthor Mountains paint scheme

Post by bernyleung » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:01 am

Is that more than one Erinthor Mountains set there? Your paint scheme looks beautiful. I agree, I'm going to have to steal some of your techniques, too! Although I won't do bright green moss, I'm going to dirty it up. And likely still mostly camouflage the nest and the lizard.

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Re: Erinthor Mountains paint scheme

Post by William » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:17 pm

Very cool, I never even knew that there were lizards and nest with eggs sculpts on these. Even though those little details wouldn't have pushed me into the purchase to actually buy the set, I sure wish they would have shown the details during the KS. I just didn't (and still don't) have the extra cash. But if I ever go out and buy a lottery ticket and then actually win, I will definitely get a set or more.
Thanks for the painting scheme tips and the close ups. Much appreciated!!!
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Re: Erinthor Mountains paint scheme

Post by astolat » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:58 pm

Finished! I'm exporting the video now after tidying it up a bit. (Also GrumpyOne, you are very kind, but I could not be paid enough to do this for someone else, the fun for me is finding a paint scheme and then having the set the way I want it, the repetitive painting in between is a slog. :P But am happy to help anyone else who wants to reproduce it or just see how someone else does it who is not an actual expert.)

Here are a couple of different shots in natural light and one at night, none of which are quite right but in sum hopefully approximate the truth:
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After plowing through all that, I roughly drybrushed the details with a bit of Pokorny white to make them pop, and then used a combination of Pokorny and some Reaper and Vallejo paints (I have the world's most random paint collection), here are a few closeups of my favorites:

(Sorry for slight blur) This flower is just a diluted wash of Lava Red over white:
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My favorite nest was painted with Lava Red and then Cavern Edge drybrush over, Reaper Ghostly Moss for the eggs:
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My daughter's favorite lizard is in Reaper's Dragon Blue with a wash of Vallejo game inks Violet over it:
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I am going to sit with it for a few days to decide whether I want to lighten it up a bit more, and then hit it all with a matte sealant to kill the glossy finish the wash has left. But I am pretty happy with it as it is!

Next up is the dark tower! I have decided to allocate the chunk of my castles order you see pictured in the second build up there to an "evil" tower scheme. I'm debating between going very dark, either with deep red or purplish undertones, or very pale. Any opinions welcome!

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