The abandoned city is nearly complete*, with just a handful of pieces left on the painting table. In the mean time, I thought I would show my step-by-step guide to preparing and painting my buildings, since so many people have asked about the process. It is remarkably simple, as with most of my painting techniques!
I hope this is interesting for those of you looking to make your own tables and paint up some lovely terrain.
*No project is ever complete, merely awaiting new avenues of expansion
|Details are added - signs, air ducts, anything extra that does not come in the original set to break up the skyline and make it look more realistic|
|Undergrowth and creeping vegetation is added with sand and fine slate - with paint this will look more appropriate, and it gives some bulk when the flock and tufts are added later|
|The painted building - all colours blocked in and highlighted, details added and the whole model brushed over with a fine grey final highlight. Areas of vegetation are painted in green|
|Burnt grass flock is added over all the green areas, plus any areas that I feel need some extra vegetation|
|Tufts are added almost at random to break up the silhouette|
|A good coat of varnish or two and the piece is completed! This building took only a couple of hours to actually paint - most of the time is spent waiting for stages to dry|
|Another Residential Block is finished for the streets of the abandoned city!|
Thanks for reading,