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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Realm of Battle Table - PART 1: BASIC PAINTING




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.

PRIMER
2 cans of black spray primer - Citadel Chaos Black Primer works well but there are less expensive options available.

BRUSHES


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

PAINTS

...And here is a list of the paints I used (pictured above).
Ceramcoat Paints (available at Michael's)

Black
Magnolia White
Rain Grey

Citadel Paints
Brown (from the Citadel Scenery Painting Pack)
Ochre (from the Citadel Scenery Painting Pack)
Scorched Earth

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

Using the 1" paintbrush paint all of the rock and cliff areas Ceramcoat Black.


STEP 3 - THE FIRST DRYBRUSH

 
Flat Areas
Use the 1" Paintbrush to drybrush the rest of the board with Citadel Ochre.
Rocks
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

Rocks
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.
Shading
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!

The Captain






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  2. Very good work. I especially like on how the stones blend into the sand.

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