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Louie N07 Mar 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

What style/color of ancient ruins appeal to you the most?

The old and gray style of Northern Europe and Middle Earth


The lighter colors found among Roman ruins.


The ancient desert ruins of many sandy places.


or maybe the darker style combined with heavy vegetation of very humid places around the world.


I was curious what painting colors would be best for the Roman style of ruins. How to people achieve that lighter beige color, but not sand in color like the desert.

The dark and grey ones are pretty easy to paint.


Striker07 Mar 2018 2:05 p.m. PST

I like the old and gray, but very little of my gaming terrain/minis are for dryer parts of the world. Vegetation growing over them is also something I could use on my table. All look good but those are my gaming needs.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 2:41 p.m. PST

Egyptian desert for me

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 4:28 p.m. PST

I like all kinds of ruins. I have a fair amount of mostly black ruins for games inspired by the Cthulhu mythos. I also have gray, suitable for European-looking places, and sand colored ruins for desert environments.

My best looking ruins were damaged store inventory acquired for practically nothing at flea markets. The ruins that I've had the most fun making were made by using glue stick to stick packing foam onto CDs and then going wild with spray paint, house paint, and flock, not necessarily in that order. I also used my fingers to tear up the edges of the foam to make the blocks look more weathered and/or shot up.

princeman07 Mar 2018 5:02 p.m. PST

For Rome use a cream colored paint dry brushed over a very dark brown or charcoal.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 6:13 p.m. PST

Shouldn't it depend on where the battle is taking place?

Vigilant08 Mar 2018 4:52 a.m. PST

Agree with Robert. Depends on the location.

davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 5:55 a.m. PST


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