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Skinflint Games14 Jun 2018 1:31 p.m. PST

Learned a few things over the past few months about leopard spotting and texture paste – finally got a chance to put them into practice. Hopefully can help out a few terrain builders! Credit to Mel The Terrain Tutor and Lukes' APS as always.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member14 Jun 2018 6:19 p.m. PST

So what's the link?

What is "leopard spotting"?


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2018 2:27 a.m. PST

Hmmm, I don't see a leopard. OK I'll move on.

Skinflint Games15 Jun 2018 5:34 a.m. PST

Whoops, my bad! link:

Side note, anyone know how to scale those pics?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jun 2018 6:54 a.m. PST


I was on safari once and spotted a leopard.
Don't be ridiculous … they come that way!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2018 11:22 a.m. PST

Leopards are easy to spot: they're so much bigger than Panzer IV's.

Skinflint Games15 Jun 2018 2:01 p.m. PST

(hides wah pedal and trombone mute)

Leopard spotting is a technique commonly used by model railway diorama builders, basically using washes to paint rocks. Daub on some dirty yellow, some dirty brown- wait for them to dry and chuck a black wash over the whole thing. I added a bone drybrush to bring everything together and you're good to go!

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jun 2018 10:23 a.m. PST

Umh…..not quite sure why people think that rocks should be grey they rarely are in real life.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2018 8:37 p.m. PST

True I recently spent a day climbing and while some of the rock faces were grey most in that section were tans and a few off white.

That being said some are grey and the purpose of terrain is to visually represent something, so if you like them grey or rivers blue and wood brown. Go for it, after all it still looks good with our toys on them.

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