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Hey thanks for the comment Tob really appreciate it.
The water effect part will be fun adding bits floating and dripping, will try get to that soon.

Will take a pic with all my terrain on the table to check how it fits.

When you say a dark wash over the lighter parts did you mean the canal piece or the board itself? Cos a dark wash over the board might be a good idea.


Leyzer said:

When you say a dark wash over the lighter parts did you mean the canal piece or the board itself?

The board itself. I think it will create a little more visual interest and also help tie the board to the canal piece.


So I had some free time yesterday so I decided I should pull out my current list and get a photo of it, and I thought I might as well get a shot of some of my terrain on the board at the same time.
So here it is 1850pts of Eldar.

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I noticed my other terrain seems to match the canal in its dark colour so I think I'll have to get a chance to do a quick dark wash over it.

Do you think I could just take black paint and water it down?


Leyzer said:

Do you think I could just take black paint and water it down?

That's what I would do.

I'd make a wash of 1 part black paint to about 5 or more parts water plus a drop of surfactant. Then, using the largest brush I have, I'd hit the board fast and exuberantly, then step away and let it dry.

If after that wash I felt it wasn't dark enough, I'd do it again.

One important trick to washing large areas is to keep stirring the wash as you go. Washes settle, and you need to keep them mixed well to avoid dark and light spots and maintain the even shading you want. So it's stir stir paint paint stir stir paint paint etc.

It might help to do test washes to practice and to see what ratio of paint to water you like best. Get a couple of scraps, paint them, then use them for test washes. When you find the combo you like, attack your board.


Here are some pics of the board after doing two coats of black wash.
What do you think is it dark enough?

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Leyzer said:

What do you think is it dark enough?

I think so, but if you don't think so you could hit it again.

I like how the wash breaks up the grey monotony. Gives it a more natural look and the canal pieces don't seem so detached. The board and the canal look related now.


Ya I think they are a lot closer in colour now, especially with the rock formation part.

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