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BelgianRay30 Apr 2016 1:32 p.m. PST

I have found no information whatsoever on painting a mediėval castle/walls. Is there anybody out here who can give me a tutorial reference on this ? Never has this question even been asked here, but with Renedra and Warlod comming up with some very nice solutions (finally someone) I guess it would be worth considering. I'm at a loss….

MajorB30 Apr 2016 1:36 p.m. PST

Castle walls could be either natural stome or white washed.

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 1:46 p.m. PST

Major B has it but I suppose we need to consider for how long did owners of castles continue the white washing practice? Obviously at some point it was discontinued for every castle in their own timelines and was most probably not a universal style throughout the West. The use of banded colours of stone at such sites as Byzantium strongly suggest they did not white wash their fortification.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 5:27 p.m. PST

Paint dark gray. Dry brush medium gray, then very lightly with light gray. Touch up details as needed – stairs, doorways, etc. Fast, easy, looks great.

War In 15MM30 Apr 2016 10:38 p.m. PST

When I painted my 15mm castle, I followed the basic outline provided by Extra Crispy except that I began by painting the walls black and then dry brushing them in dark gray, followed by medium gray, followed by light gray. You can see the results at

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2016 2:34 p.m. PST

It is believed that during the medieval period most castles were limewashed so they looked a bright white.

Benvartok02 May 2016 4:55 p.m. PST

Look up the historical records of castle painting companies perhaps?

bombersmoon04 May 2016 7:21 a.m. PST

Foundry Sand triple. Base sand first, then a dark wash and then dry brush with Sand (B) and then Sand (C). I did this with the tabletop workshop plastic castle , now marketed by Warlord and I am please with the results

BelgianRay04 May 2016 2:00 p.m. PST

bombersoom : thank you, thank you, thank you.
The grey option is obvious for Northern Europe but not for the more interesting areas of the South. I have been wondering about the Warlord example. I am building a wall from the Tabletop plastics and have the Foundry paints. Do you have a foto of your work ?
Which wash would you recommendAnd …. thank you again.

BelgianRay04 May 2016 2:01 p.m. PST

P.S. : bomberrsoom : the Vatican Enterprises are also more like you suggest.

Mark Ogilvie09 Jun 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

Have a look at the Great Hall at Stirling Castle. It has been finished as it would've been circa 1500, based on archaeological research.

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