Playing with Paint, Washes, Glue and Sand
I trimmed up the cardboard bases of the walls ruins I’m working on. I’m using a pair of electricians scissors and I really like the way they cut. One blade is serrated so it goes through most material very easily.
The below picture shows them all after trimming, except I also rounded off all the corners. I’m truly regretting mounting all these to cardboard. I would have been better off mounting them to small foam bases. That will definitely be high on the list of options for the next project.
Be careful with scissors. This piece was also the one piece I somehow missed when I did the final white drybrush anyway, so I decided this would be my test piece. I wanted to play with some ideas anyway so this gave me a good canvas for experiments.
Citadel Fuegan Orange “Shade” (wash) looks like iron oxide under acid rain. I love how it looks wet. It’s not as impressive when it dries, however. Based on attempts so far, i can’t see using this much except to assist in rusting/aging metals and weapons.
Another test I wanted to perform was to glue some sand/grit down from the same rocks that I have been basing my miniatures with and then paint it. I haven’t tried that yet, so this is my test results on that.
Probably should have waited until the wash was dry. The sand and dust wanted to stick to it. The way the red of the rocks plays off the orange wash looks really interesting and kind of otherworldly. Some weird-looking plants and turf would actually not look too bad on this I’m thinking.
Once the glue had more or less set, I painted it with a coat of black acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry I gave it a dab of Citadel Nuln Oil “Shade” (wash, again) to fill in the cracks. I like it, I think, but unsure how the red parts that got missed will affect the look of it once it’s drybrushed.
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