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Tiniest paints a little stone cottage, windmill and well

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Thanks to Pochi's awesome WIP http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/68003-cottage-wip/

(Check it out, it's so adorable! ) With out it I never would have known about this amazing company. I've been looking for affordable terrain pieces like these for awhile. For the quality of these, the price really can't be beat. Seriously, not one of the pieces I ordered has a mold line or flashing of any kind. Top notch.

 

In coming wall of text.

 

First up is the cottage. I got so involved painting the stone, I forgot to take pics of each step. Oops. A couple things I would do differently next time. Prime in black. Grey is my go to primer color but with the deep cuts of the stone, I would have saved a bunch of time just priming black because it ended up black after trying to get into all of the nooks and crannies anyway. And I normally brush prime everything but again with the amount of detail this thing has it was difficult to get into all of the spaces and it kept bubbling up on me so I'll spray prime next time.

 

Colors used. Shadow and wash Scale 75 Necro Grey Base- Scale 75 Mistatonic Grey, Scale 75 Tindalos Red, Reaper Golden Brown, Reaper Terran Khaki. Highlights for Terran khaki- Pure white/ Terran khaki. For Golden Brown- Terran Khaki/Golden Brown. For Mistatonic Grey- Pure White/ Mistatonic Grey. For Tindalos Red- Terran Khaki/ Tindalos Red. Final all over Highlights- Added more Pure White to the Grey.

 

To do the stone- I did an all over wash of the Necro Grey ( this is where the black primer would have come in handy) I then went over the entire thing with thinned Mistatonic Grey. Then, I just started randomly picking out stones with the different colors going back and forth between them until I was happy. I didn't worry too much about full coverage for these. Another very very thin all over wash of the Necro Grey. I then went back over each stone with their original base color by loading the brush then tapping the paint onto the stone with the side of my brush. Highlights for each stone were done the same way, making sure to lightly hit the highest points of the rocks. The final highlight of the pure white and grey mixture over all stones to tie them together.

 

Comments and Advice always welcome! Thanks for looking :-)

 

 

 

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Great stuff!!!!

Thanks buddy! How's your stuff coming along? *hint hint nudge nudge...is aware she has no right to talk.

 

 

First weekend home...wanted to paint but got distracted by my new game Total War Warhammer... :zombie: :zombie: :zombie:

 

Maybe next weekend... :ph34r:

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Totally get that. Lost my paintin mojo for a bit. Kept getting distracted by the new FO:4 DLC and annoyed with priming issues with the bust. plus, no time. So decided to start something stress free.

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Looks great. But you might try adding a wash of dark reddish brown to the wood sections to help separate them from the stone.

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Looks great. But you might try adding a wash of dark reddish brown to the wood sections to help separate them from the stone.

Thanks!

 

The woods not done yet. That's what I'm working on now. :-D

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I suggest muting the variations in stone color. Right now the color breaks up and makes it hard to see the other details. 

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I suggest muting the variations in stone color. Right now the color breaks up and makes it hard to see the other details.

 

Thank you for the feedback, it is noted. :-) I will revisit after the wood work is done and I'll try to get a better picture because the colors really aren't that bright in hand. And I inadvertently joined the Memorial Day weekend challenge. At this rate, I might actually finish this thing.

 

So I'm almost done with the wood. Then I'll work on the shingles. I'm planning on painting the door and shutters green which I'll weather so they look old.

I'm still trying to decide what color I want the shingles to be.

Any thoughts would be welcome because I really don't have a clue...

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look at images of old cedar shake shingles.  They have a tendency to go grey with exposure to the weather which gives them a slight slate color.  Then you can add moss or lichen were they water would tend to pool.

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Woods about done. Will need to go back with a glaze or two to smooth some areas.

look at images of old cedar shake shingles. They have a tendency to go grey with exposure to the weather which gives them a slight slate color. Then you can add moss or lichen were they water would tend to pool.

Mm yes, good idea! Thanks. I'll look.

 

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I'm thinking the cedar shingle idea will do nicely. Something like this

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That is so awesome.... I need more places to order terrain minis from like I need more paints.... arrrrrrrgh! so many pretties!!

maybe I'll just start with the groceries set.. for a scratch built market stall... yeah yeah that's the ticket!

Seriously, love the colours you've done, love the idea of different stones, beautiful

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Oh yay! It is looking wonderful! I love the colors you chose for the stones. Looking forward to seeing your project progress and hope you are enjoying painting these as much as I am!

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It's getting cold outside...please finish my new home!!!

 

TR, it looks good so far!

 

I wish I had room for this, awesome models.

And you're doing it justice!

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