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    I bought into the recent Terrain Crate Kickstarter; getting the Dungeon Crate, and the Battlefield Crate, along with the Dark Lord's Tower set.  My Terrain Crate shipment arrived in the early Summer, and I immediately painted two of the large tents that came with the "Campsite" portion of the Battlefield Crate to use in a game I did at Historicon.  Recently, I've been painting some of the "Abandoned Mine" stuff from the Dungeon Crate, as I am preparing for a game a friend and I are doing at Fall-In using our Tablescapes Dungeon Mines sets.    

 

I thought I'd start a thread to chronicle the pieces I paint, to help me keep track, and to help keep me motivated to keep plowing through.  There's a lot of pieces!   I hope to use a bunch of it in my Fall-In game, so have some motivation there as well.

 

 

Big Tents:

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The Terrain Crate stuff goes great with the Tablescapes Dungeon Mines sets.

 

Explosives:

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Tool Racks:

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Nice work. I partially painted one of the small tents right after I got my Terrain Crate stuff. Then I packed it all away for later.

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6 hours ago, Zink said:

Nice work. I partially painted one of the small tents right after I got my Terrain Crate stuff. Then I packed it all away for later.

 

Thanks!

   It’s such an intimidating amount of little fiddly bits, if I was to pack mine away, I don’t  know if I’d ever get it out again!  Luckily my gaming interests keep giving me reason to paint small amounts of it. 

 

 

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Yesterday and today I worked on a bunch of the traps, and some small ore piles.  

 

The traps are from the Dungeon Crate Bonus Add-Ons, and from the Dark Lord's Tower set.   The small ore piles are from the abandoned Mine portion of the Dungeon Crate.

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I glued the ore piles to some 7/8" inch washers, and sprinkled a little sand around the edges of the glue to help make them look more natural.

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I had some time today to photograph a few more of the Terrain Crate pieces I've painted over the last couple of weeks.

 

Here is the portal from the Dark Lord's Tower set. It's glued to a 2"x2" steel base.

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And the Boulder Trap from the same set.

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Bear Traps from the Dungeon and Dark Lord's Tower sets.

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Trap Doors from the Dungeon and Dark Lord's Tower set.

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Pickaxe from the Dungeon "Mines" set, and the pull level from the Dark Lord's Tower. Both glued to fender washers.fullsizeoutput_3cf3.jpeg

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Well, it's about time to dust the cobwebs off this thread.  I just bought into Mantic's new Terrain Crate 2 Kickstarter, so I thought I better get myself in gear and get back to painting what I already have from the first Kickstarter.   

 

So this past week I've been working on a bunch of the barricade and ruins pieces from the Dungeon and Battlefield Crates.  I also did the fences and a sign post from the Battlefield crate.

 

(Reaper Barbarian figure for scale)

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You've got a particular talent for weathered paint, and those barricades/rubble piles are exemplary! Any tips and words of wisdom re: drybrushing and stippling to get that effect? 

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16 hours ago, Rigel said:

You've got a particular talent for weathered paint, and those barricades/rubble piles are exemplary! Any tips and words of wisdom re: drybrushing and stippling to get that effect? 

 

8 hours ago, Talae said:

What paint recipe for those fences? They look great! (As does everything else)

 

 

Thanks for the kind remarks!   

   For the weathered paint, I finish painting the wood first; and then use a combination of stippling/splotching with the end of an old, splayed, detail brush to apply the "paint".  Since wear usually occurs along edges of stuff, I try to work form the middle of each piece of wood outwards, applying less as I go.  After the "paint" paint is applied, I give a final drybrush  with a light cream color (see below).

 

For the fences, and all the weathered wood, this is what I usually do:

 

Below are some of the Terrain Crate crates, primed with a flat dark brown spray paint. The first one is the original base coat spray paint.  The second had been drybrushed with Americana "Mississippi Mud", and third with Ceramcoat "Territorial Beige"

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Here, I have gone ahead and drybrushed the first one with the Territorial Beige as well, and then applied a coat of Citadel "Agrax Earthshade" wash to the third one to change it's appearance a little.  When everything was dry, I gave all three a dry brush with Folk Art "Barn Wood".

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Lastly, I give a light drybrush with Americana "Bleached Sand".  If this was the barricades with the old paint on them, I would have applied the old paint before this step).

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Here's the paint:

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And some color swatches.

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i hope that helps.  

For the fences, it was the "Mississippi Mud" base with a wash of the "Agrax Earthshade".

 

 

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Here are the finished Crates, and some Log Piles I did as well.  All from the Dungeon and Battlefield Crates.

 

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