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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP22 May 2020 12:48 p.m. PST

Just built this siege tower and wondering if it would look better painted or not?


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2020 12:55 p.m. PST

give it a nice wood stain and a light dry brush with a grey

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP22 May 2020 1:11 p.m. PST

I thought about grey. But as these were built on site they would probably not be around long enough to age.

Maybe a brown stain and dry brush more of a dirt color? Just worried about ruining it :-)

Deucey22 May 2020 1:47 p.m. PST

Looks good to me!

jay13822 May 2020 2:21 p.m. PST

I like it like it is

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2020 2:28 p.m. PST

Leave it be, or give it a wash. I think that it looks fine as is.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP22 May 2020 2:54 p.m. PST

The "leave it bes" and my lazy gene win.

At some point I may jazz it up with some detailing…

Lascaris22 May 2020 3:31 p.m. PST

Curious where you got the kit from.

Sgt Slag22 May 2020 3:50 p.m. PST

Agreed: leave it as it is! I think anything you do to it, would ruin it. It looks fantastic, as it is now.

I have a cardstock model siege tower from FDG, which is gray. It looks great, but it also looks as though it is older, and it has seen some battles. So your idea of making it gray, has merit.

I would give it a matte clear coat, and call it, "fantastic" -- put it on the table! Cheers!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2020 5:27 p.m. PST

Leave as is or a light wash

Lucius23 May 2020 6:13 a.m. PST

Here's my lazy thought – take 5 minutes and weather it with a light ground pigment. Literally dust it with a soft brush dipped in dry pigment.

You keep the wood look, you get some depth added, it doesn't look like it just rolled off the assembly line, and you don't even break a sweat.

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