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and finished up 3 light and 3 medium mortar teams... my can of Army Painter Desert Yellow gave up the ghost..so guess I'm gonna have to start priming in white or black then paint the uniforms as well.I don't think there are enough infantry figures left to be worth he 17bucks the army painter cans go for.

 

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Thank God for OCD! I feel the end is near tho( well cept for vehicles,but since it seems the decals are back ordered forever they'll wait)I received the large bases so If I can muster up the endurance I shall endeavor to finish all the large gun teams and the last few of the medium ones. I can tell you tho..I'll never buy another nations army...ever...ever,ever, ever...EVER. :zombie:

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I need a break from the soviets .
So I'm gonna finally get around to painting my zuzzy matt.
I bought a 6x4 Scourged Forest matt





I'm gonna try and paint it up like I did the woldwrath base before I added water effects and follow the colors from it. Gonna have to go back and reread it all ..i'm using craft paints so colors won't be the same but I'll see what I can come up with.

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and here it is all layed out with on a drop cloth..first things first is gonna be applying a dark brown wash to the whole thing..and let that dry



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so I make a darkbrown wash and applied it over the whole mat to start..the latex seems to take along time to dry
Here you can kind see the brownish tint (having issues taking pictures in the kitchen with iphone..colors are getting all messed up)

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after that I used straight brown on the trees and a mix of brown and yellow on the dried up ponds/ cracked dirt areas.
then I used green with a touch of black added and make a bit of a thinned down paint. Using a big 4 inch painters brush I kinda wet drybrushed scrubbed over all the areas that weren't brown..and proceeded to paint over the trees...should have did those after.
I took it outside to take a picture so the natural lighting would help with the color reproduction.

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The greens not a solid coat..more tinted I'm not sure if I should leave some brown showing thru or do a dark green wash over th whole thing..I know I don't wan to paint to thick or it will flake off the matt.

Heres acouple close ups where some brown is showing thru..it might be find like that honestly....but I'm curious if anyone thinks it just looks to splotchy and unfinished vs..dirt showing thru the grass color

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still lots to do..Next I think I'm gonna do a darkbrown/black wash over the trees before drybrushing up some highlights on them.

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Looking forwards to this, have been eyeing those mats for a while now.

 

I'm not sure about the dirt stuff. If you'll be layering up more stuff on there it'll probably be pretty subtle by the end. I just think the grass looks a bit blue, but that might well be the white balance. For a second I thought I was looking at a Man'O War battle mat :P

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If you don't mind I autocorrected colors, closer to reality I presume?

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Should be awesome to play on when you're done. I just hope it doesn't end up so awesome I can't help but buy one myself. I really don't have cash for it atm :P

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If you don't mind I autocorrected colors, closer to reality I presume?

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Should be awesome to play on when you're done. I just hope it doesn't end up so awesome I can't help but buy one myself. I really don't have cash for it atm :P

ya thats much closer ..I did a black/brown wash over the trees last night and the cracks of the dried mud.then drybrushed some highlights on the trees this morning..they're are looking better.

 

I think I'm gonna go over the green parts with a green/black wash and try and get it to settle into the recesses..the brown can look kinda natural..but I think the details will stand out better if the deeper parts are darker

 

 

I'm gonna have to buy some more paint after the holiday today..2oz of brown and green isn't gonna be enough.

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So I made a black/green wash and went over all the grass again..its taking a couple hours for that to dry.

W hile waiting I drybrushed some highlights to the cracked earth area's. I think its got the right tones now.


Next UP I think I need to start adding some straight green highlights to the grass areas which will brighten it up. I was thinking of doing abit of a ring of dried grass..greenish yellow around the dried up pond area's and some of the areas looks like matted down tall grass.was thinking of working them up to a straw brown..

I still need to apply another highlight layer to the trees but I think I'll wait till after I do the grass.


heres progress so far..colors are reproduced better under direct sunlight.

 

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so been dry brushing away on the grass areas and the tall grass /dead grass areas for a couple days..
not sure I'm all that happy with how things are going..for one thing trying to not get streaks at this scale is challenging.
And the dead grass areas are well to lime ish..i like the top colors but building up is painting to much underneath as well..I might try a dull brown wash over those sections to give it a more earth color.and try and blend in from a distance more....not sure

Over all its..eh..I don't know..it feels to splotchy..I gotta go back and clean up the trees and cracked earth..due to over brushing..then do the rocks.
Anyways heres progress so far.

 

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heres pic closer to one edge so can see the details better

 

 

 

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