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Still needs one input

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:06 pm
by Game master
I tried painting the terrain piece I've been struggling to make here for the chain of command game I'm putting on at a local convention in about a week and I'm running out of time to get theses done here's a picture of the piece I found online which seemed to be made by last valley and I can't seem to get the color right .. I've painted these pieces 3 times lol and I just started over again .. By painting the base coat over again of flat earth ... But I'm stumped on how to proceed.. I just want to get this right and to look good for the game... Tutor Scott gave me some good input on his idea of the colors but which is why my base color is flat earth but the other colors I used just didn't come out right idk I think I'm doing something completely wrong and missing a step if anyone has input on the colors used here plz leave your ideas below

Re: Still needs one input

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:54 am
by The flying Buffalo
I'm no master painter but I do ok, if I were doing the ploughed field I'd do it as follows.
1. Paint all field flat earth or any dark brown
2. Put a dark brown wash over all the ploughed area you just painted
3. Let completely. Dry
4. Dry brush with a big brush ( one of the wide flat ended brushes works well.) in the flat earth you painted on first
5. Dry another layer in a more mid brown, say beige or similar
6. Top off the furrows in a light dry brush of sandy brown, iraquie sand works. But lightly! Just so it looks like the soil on top has dried a touch in the air and sun.

Hope that helps.

Re: Still needs one input

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:22 pm
by pedivere
I understand you went to improve the ploughed field, although I don't see why.

Anyway, apart from the painting tipps mentioned above, especially the wash (I would use dark umbra or siena), I would recommend a coat of watered PVA with very fine (sieved) sand, to improve the structure

Re: Still needs one input

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:17 pm
by Game master
I was making fields and hit a brick wall when it came to paint style and went online to see other field colors and found the pictures above but trying to get this color is killing me lol thanks for the input I'm going to try that today. I never thought of washes when painting dirt/soil thank you !!

Re: Still needs one input

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:30 pm
by pedivere
beware of warping, but I guess you found that out already ;)

Re: Still needs one input

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:01 pm
by Game master
Wrapping ? What do you mean

Re: Still needs one input

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:35 pm
by The flying Buffalo
I think what Pedivere means is, if your using a base material like card and you add moisture like a wash. Then the card might deform and warp when it dries out. It all depends on your base material. You can get around it warping by giving a coating of PVA to waterproof it, But don't get it too wet. Or a cheap powder filler with PVA and water to give a hard outer coating. You could add sand to both to texture the field.
But it all really depends on what your base material is.
Again I hope this helps.

Regards

Re: Still needs one input

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:39 pm
by The flying Buffalo
If dong PVA, do both sides! That way as it dries it should not pull up the corners. PVA shrinks as it dries, so doing doth sides helps even out any pulling on the base material

Re: Still needs one input

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:14 pm
by Game master
I'm using MDF board for basing

Re: Still needs one input

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:33 pm
by The flying Buffalo
Quick coat of PVA should work fine on MDF, but do both sides.