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February 26, 2016

Crusader Keep

by PeterG
Before and After

It is clear where the stain stops. That’s just the bare foam on the right side.

 

I received a classic Hudson and Allen Tower Keep not long ago and as I am attempting to only store new finished terrain decided to paint it right away.  I have one I painted years ago in dark greys so wanted to do something different with this one, maybe go lighter.  Necron99 was looking at it and noted that with the warm brown color the foam had turned over the years it really only needed a stain and highlight.  Since the color would make nice base for ivory or tan I decided to test his theory.

 

First stage done

First stage done

 

After washing the piece, I began with an even coat of Agrax Earthshade directly on the foam, over the entire surface.  Next I drybrushed with a tan going fairly thick since it was the base coat.

 

Tan drybrush complete.

Tan drybrush complete.

 

Stage three was a lighter drybrush of ivory.  The various textures sculpted into different stones really changes the tone of the color.

 

Three-Ivory drybrush

The details begin to “pop” with a layer of ivory.

 

I went with a dusting of white as the final highlight to really get the most out of the wonderful textures and details sculpted into the surface.

 

A dusting of white before taking on the details.

A dusting of white before taking on the details.

 

I painted the non stone details before using Secret Weapon Washes to weather the tower.

 

Now that looks like old stone.

Now that looks like old stone.

 

Well, there you go, Necron99 called it right.  Pretty quick work, all in all.  Might have to add this to the Frostgrave terrain box.

 

Better get some archers up here quick.

Better get some archers up here quick.

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