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Baranovich04 Oct 2018 9:27 a.m. PST

So sometimes I just like to get things to the tabletop and do it in a way that is faster and easier. I may go back at some paint and actually paint some of the individual details in different colors.

But for now to make it usable in games I thought that ruins might simply be faded, wind and rain blasted, and also covered in dust. The dust effect was the one I latched onto the most. It could give me an excuse for now to make everything sort of one color.

This was pretty simple. I used a base coat of Testors Light Aircraft Gray spray. Then I washed the whole thing with Secret Weapon Armor Wash. The final step was to drybrush all the pieces with GW Citadel Ushtabi Bone.

I think it works pretty well to create a general, weathered effect that makes the ruins look like they've been exposed to the elements for a long, long time.

This technique might also work well with military vehicles as a substitute for things like weathering powders, etc. or maybe use it in conjunction with those other products.

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Lion in the Stars04 Oct 2018 11:17 a.m. PST

Damn! Very nice! And a lot less work than what a couple of the guys are doing on our GW terrain…

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Oct 2018 2:06 p.m. PST

Very effective, looks great!

Fried Flintstone05 Oct 2018 2:22 p.m. PST


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