Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Urban Base Test Cases-Pt.3
This is the finished project, or something very close to it. This base here is the CD plastic.
Base Coat: Codex Gray and Badab Black mixed
Highlight up through Codex Gray, Codex Gray plus white, Codex Gray plus more Skull white.
Paint on a Yellow Stripe with Sunburst Yellow. I don't know if they use Yellow for marking lanes in the 41st millennium, but there must be one planet in the vast Empire of Man that does.
Somewhere between a drybrush and a damp brush of Codex Gray, I lay the brush on its side and barely tap the yellow. This gives it the look of the pavement fading through.
Mix up Snakebite Leather and Ogryn Flesh Wash. I apply this liberally (in small sections), then dab it off with a papertowel while it is still wet. This makes it appear dirty/dusty/muddy, depending on how much you leave on or dab off.
What do you all think? How do you weather things? How do you paint up pavement/asphalt or concrete?
Inspiration for this type of basing came from a book entitled, The Ultimate Miniature Painting Guide
Now that I am looking at these pictures, I think it might look better if I paint the edge another color. . . like black. What do you think?