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I've recently acquired a bunch of resin runied buildings. I'm looking for some help to paint them. I've tried basing black and dryburshing gray, but haven't enjoyed the look. I've thought of basing black, stipling a red brown, then drybrushing gray.
Here is what I do, and what I am doing right now, actually. I make the building. I assume you could have figured out that step....
Ok, so I make mine out insulation foam, which is polystyrene. It melts when it is hit with normal spraypaint. I went to my craft store, and picked up some spray paint that doesn't specifically a dark brown color. I just coated the whole thing in that.
Then, you get some black ink, or water down some black paint, and put that in the cracks. Sometimes, it doesn't stick well, just let the ink sit over night. THen, when you get back to it, drybrush the whole thing a lighter shade of brown, to accentuate the dirt, and the walls. Everything you want painted, take that color, and add in grey, untill it is barely tinted. Just stimple (dab) that on, in random splotches, getting a good covering, but not around the battle damage. THen, drybrush that area, with a slightly lighter, or more vibrant varient of that color. Finally, flock and do the base, and seal it. If you have battle damage, get your black paint, and brush streaks out from the battle damage, like an explosion.
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the painting of building because of their large nature is always a problem, the way we do it is to get a normal grey emulsion grey paint and paint the buildings in this then add the details after this is done, then take a darker shade of grey and paint this under the windows, then a wash of chestnut ink / very watered down brown Gw paint and put this in the recesses, then drybrush the entire model with a lighter grey.
this works with all buildings regardless of the base colour, for all of the painting stages except the first we used a 2'' brush. It gets the job done a lot quicker and as its a large building it works just fine.
the main problem that you find with building is not the colour but the detailing if you get this wrong or don't do it your buildings will just look like grey sheets cut into shapes.
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