Thursday, April 1, 2010
Here is the .pdf for converting skull pits to swamps on your Citadel Realm of Battle Table. It is also available in the DOWNLOADS section. I did not post the full article on the blog because of the length of the article. I hope you enjoy this issue of "Hobby How To". Please leave us your thoughts on these articles so that we can improve on them.
Adept & The Captain
Monday, March 8, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This is the large swamp area. The dark green flock represents the boundary of the difficult terrain created by the swamp. The trail through the middle can be designated as a ford site.
This is a picture of the smaller swamp area.
Here is the project so far. I have some more flocking to do and some more details on the cliffs.
The next step-by-step Hobby How-To! - SWAMPS should be ready next week.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I started this project almost a year ago when I used two cans of Citadel Chaos Black Primer to prime all six panels. The table has been riding around in its carrying bag since then. So right before the holidays I broke out all my supplies and focused on completing the project.
2 cans of black spray primer - Citadel Chaos Black Primer works well but there are less expensive options available.
These are the applicators pictured above.
3" Foam Trim Roller
Small rolling pan
1" Painter's Brush
1" Flat brush (Cheap Wal-Mart type)
Citadel Large Flat Drybrush
Citadel Tank Brush
...And here is a list of the paints I used (pictured above).
Ceramcoat Paints (available at Michael's)
Brown (from the Citadel Scenery Painting Pack)
Ochre (from the Citadel Scenery Painting Pack)
STEP 1 - THE BASE COAT
Take the 3" foam roller and put two even coats of the Citadel Brown on each panel. I cheated big time on this step and let my four year old nephew go to town on the panels with the roller. He did a fantastic job and we had a great time. Way to go Tuckerman!
STEP 2 - THE BASE COATING THE CLIFFS AND ROCKS
STEP 3 - THE FIRST DRYBRUSH
Use the 1" Paintbrush to drybrush the rest of the board with Citadel Ochre.
Using a 1" flat brush apply a heavy drybrush of a 1:1 Ceramcoat Black and Ceramcoat Rain Grey mixture to all of the rock areas.
STEP 4 - THE SECOND DRYBRUSH
Again, using the 1" flat brush apply a medium drybrush of Ceramcoat Rain Gray to the rock areas.
STEP 4 - THE THIRD DRYBRUSH AND EDGE SHADING
To finish the rocks use a Citadel Large Flat Drybrush to apply a final drybrush of Ceramcoat Magnolia White to all the rock and cliff areas.
Using a Citadel Tank Brush stiple around the borders of the rocky areas using a 1:1 mixture of Citadel Brown and Ceramcoat Black.
STEP 5 - FIRST DRYBRUSH ON THE SHADED AREAS
Using Citadel Large Flat Drybrush apply apply a medium drybrush of Citadel Brown to around the borders of the rocky areas.
STEP 6 - SECOND DRYBRUSH ON THE SHADED AREAS
Repeat Step 8 above using Citadel Ochre.
THE COMPLETED TABLE
Well...There you have it the first installment on painting you very own Citadel Realm of Battle Table. In the next update I will show you how to hide all those pesky piles of bones and skulls.
COMING SOON --- Realm of Battle Table - PART 1: BASIC PAINTING in .pdf format
Thanks for your time and happy painting!
This update takes "First Rank - FIRE!" in a slightly different direction. I wanted to complete the Citadel Realm of Battle Table I have been carrying around for over a year now. After careful consideration Adept and I decided that we wanted the table to work for any scale. I have seen over 25 completed Realm of Battle Tables and I took what I thought were the best techniques and combined them to create multi-scale table. However, with all the skulls and bones scattered about and the pits with the skulls I knew it would take a little work to make the table work for scales ranging from 15mm to 54mm.
I broke the process up into several parts:
1. Basic Painting.
2. How do I get rid of those pesky skulls?
3. What the Flock?
4. Creating a "Swamp" to fill in the skull pits.
The first installment is almost ready to publish!