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I finally got some pics of my latest terrain creations. Going for an ore processing facility kinda theme. Not sure what colour I want for the metal parts, Im thinking a dirty bronze/tin bits kinda scheme. Might go for the rusty look too. I think I will make some rock piles containing ore, and maybe some within the machinery as well. Any ideas fluff wise as what kind of ore, maybe crystal too, it would contain, or colours. Any ideas would be appreciated. More pics on myspace in my sig, just a few here..
That is too cool for school:yes:
When i do metal, I first do grey, drybrush white, chesnut ink stain. simple, easy, and time efficient.
heres an example: http://homepage.mac.com/alexpape7/.P...47112311DC.jpg
I like it, but not sure if you like the effect of the metel, but just thought i would try to help
That is not dead which may eternal lie,
for in strange aeons even death may die.
Thanks for the pic, I think what im leaning towrds is something like that just more whitewashed looking. I have to do some test pieces first before I start messing around with them.
Here are some ore ideas:
Copper: greens, teals, azure blues
Iron: rusty red colors
Uranium: Yellows and blacks
Most other metal bearing depots are pretty boring colored (browns, grays, blacks...)
the only crystalline stuff i can think of right now that is mined is flourite (commonly purple and green), barite (white/gray) and calcite (white/gray).
Wow where can I get some kick ass scenery like that?
Looking at the different component pieces, I almost want to say: "Oh, I know where that came from or what that used to be." Fact is, it's all a mystery to me. . .an incredibly well executed mystery and any one or all of those would sure punch up the look of any table they appeared on. (Infact, I'd feel bad about having to blow them up! Okay, maybe not that bad. . .)
I'd like this terrain to be rusty and hard worn. It would fit perfect with the working-man eastetichs. It would also win a lot on added details like picks and shovels.
I also visited your site, a lot of awsome stuff there. For all you who have not -click the links in MrJuice's sig.
Thanks for the responses, Im almost intimidated about painting it just because I have such high hopes for how it will trun out.
Im still back and forth again, I almost have to make 2 sets now, my choices are: a light almost bleached metal look with lots of grime and rust, or a darker metal look with lots of grime, dirt and rust.
Andusciassus: I have to do a little hunting but I do want to add some more extra details, those would be added later so I dont have to paint around them. Glad you liked my site, hope it provides some inspiration at the least
Sartorious: I think thats key to making good scenery (one of them anyway) using easily accessible items but disguising them at the same time. Adds more to the 'howd you do that' impression.
StevenSane: Check my sig
Ira: yellow, that kinda peeks my interest, never even thought of that, would be a nice compliment if I went for an overall darker look. Not to mention all the extra detials like radioactive warnings, markers etc. I could add.
Thanks for all the responses, keep em coming!
Well, ive done some messing around with some paint, and I was able to come up with a mix to make myself some of my own 'tin bitz'. The way its looking, most machinery parts will get a basecoat of that, and the storage tanks will be a light coloured heavily rusted look. As if they were painted white a long time ago and have rusted through. Gonna try a new technique ive been thinking about. So pics will be coming shortly for all those interested.
Excellent work, first of all. If your painting is anything like your boards, then you should have nothing to worry about, with regard to painting them.
As others have said, a rust color would really add to the flavor. If you had not of already base coated the pieces, I would have suggested that you try scraping the metal drums and the likes with a wire brush in order to provide texture detail for your drybrushing.
Looking at your drums (my favorite parts by the way), I get this feeling that there's something toxic and lethal bubbling inside them. Perhaps you could have a couple of damaged drums...you know, the kind with holes in their sides. Then you could have some 'liquid water' and 'water effects' coming out the these holes in all manner of toxic blues and greens.
Best of luck. Really like your work.
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