Burrows paint scheme and a couple of builds

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Re: Burrows paint scheme and a couple of builds

Post by realarete » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:19 pm

I don't have any of these either, but your paint looks very nice.

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Re: Burrows paint scheme and a couple of builds

Post by dice4hire » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:27 pm

Very nice. I will not get any, but nice paint job and details on painting.
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Burrows paint scheme and a couple of builds

Post by astolat » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:18 pm

This owes much inspiration to @nyee's Burrows paint scheme!

In natural light:
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/9nzcrkiejw2lw ... 9.jpg?dl=0

This build is one each of Burrows Chambers, Tunnels, Elevation, and Accessories with barely anything left over other than transition pieces and the other floor inserts.

With flash:
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/irju5miw3jujt ... 4.jpg?dl=0

And another natural light closeup, I think this is the closest to the actual colors:
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/owyr4lefkce4o ... 9.jpg?dl=0

Useful note: you can match the color of the unpainted Burrows tiles with Pokorny colors with a mixture of Base Wood, Olive Drybrush, and a bit of Black. I just eyeballed it and didn't measure but it came together fairly easily.

The technique:
- start with unpainted tiles
- medium drybrush with Olive Drybrush + Cavern Drybrush in 5:1
- lighter drybrush with Olive Drybrush + Cavern Drybrush in 1:1
- base the rocks in Base Grey
- base the trees in Reaper Oiled Leather
- drybrush rocks & trees with Stone Edge Drybrush
- wash the trees with Citadel sepia wash
- decide the ground isn't drybrushed enough and do another round of Olive Drybrush + Cavern Drybrush in 1:1, working around all the rocks and trees you just did so carefully :P
- washing around the roots:
I mixed up a color match for the unpainted tiles as noted above (Base Wood + Olive Drybrush + Pokorny black), then made a wash with watered-down Reaper Red Shadow. I used a varying mixture of the two, a thicker one to clean up any overpainting of the trees and rocks, and a lighter wash around all the rocks and roots to create more contrast around them, like in nyee's technique.

- painted moss with Shallow Water Seaweed Green
- lightly drybrushed moss with Sludge and Reaper Spectral Moss
- drybrushed tiny hints of Spectral Moss on scattered trees and rocks.

As you can see in the builds, also I took inspiration from William and cut one of my small curves into two ~45 degree pieces. I literally just took a good utility knife to it and it cut easily. I was going to use apoxie sculpt to clean up the cut ends, but honestly it works well enough that I just went ahead and painted it doing literally nothing else. I'll still do it when I have a chance, but I'm happy to use it as is, and I think it makes the build shapes much more organic. I think I'm going to do this on another small curve too.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/q8f9my4zmglmm ... 2.jpg?dl=0

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/y146mv5pueiwg ... 7.jpg?dl=0

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/gjeq7od4cvw17 ... 6.jpg?dl=0

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