|Time for another entry|
I know its been a while but I finally got back to the Deadzone tiles from last year. Ryan Cruz requested that I get back to this so here I am. Lets do it.
|Secret Weapon is a well loved sponsor of the NOVA Open so I figured I would be appropriate here.|
Painting the Dead Zone Tiles
Part 1 Prep
At this stage I get the tile to a place where it can be used in a pinch.
Folkart Black mixed with “Martha Stewart” Matt brush on finish
Apple Barrel Pewter Grey
Americana Slate Grey
Apple Barrel Granite Gray
Prime Black- (It was too cold to spray paint so I used a mix of Folkart Black mixed with “Martha Stewart” Matt brush on finish.) I then used my Anthem 155 Airbrush with a medium needle to apply shades of Grey over the entire piece. Pewter Grey followed by Slate Grey. I them Dusted a light drybrush of Granite Gray over the whole thing.
That Makes the Base Tiles displayed before.
Part 2 Details
At this stage the idea is to apply the detail work that gives the piece character.
Citadel Warplock Bronze
Secret Weapon Armor Wash
Citadel Mephiston Red
Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Color 24 Ivory Black
Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Color 3 Burnt Umber
Paint Thinner (I use Odorless- Not shown)
For the Metal I used watered down Warplock Bronze as a base.
I then brushed on the Leadbelcher making sure to let some of the bronze shows through.
Once dry I washed on watered down Armor wash.
Once it is dry stipple Red on the hatch making sure it looks spotty then wash with a thin coat of Armor wash.
Now for the fun (and Messy) Part
Mix equal parts Ivory Black and Burnt Umber with enough paint Thinner to make a wash. Now paint the entire Tile (leaving the metal parts untouched.)
Stay with me on this it gets better.
Let the oil paint dry for 30 minutes or so (I used a fan) then take a rag and rub off the excess oil paint. This will leave a neat affect.
|Partial Rub to show effect|
Once done you should let the tile(s) dry for a day or so.
|Oil Paint removed|
|Side by side with original Tiles|
Next Time I will go into final base highlights and details as well as a surprise that will change the boards look