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Monday, January 7, 2013

Terrain Tuesday - Club Terrain

Back in November I wrote an  article entitled Caring for Club Terrain.  It was a feisty  pseudo-rant piece that highlighted the need for players to step up and actively care for their terrain.  It seems though I am a glutton for punishment for the sole reason that this week saw me paint up not only the club's collection of city-fight ruins, but also the Imperial Bastions we have.  Mindful of the fact that this terrain would sustain a good deal of punishment from our local gamers, I wanted to produce something that not only looked good on the tabletop, but would also be hard-wearing as well.

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Using my trusty collection of spray-cans, I began the process painting process by undercoating the terrain pieces black.  Once the undercoat had dried, patches of 'Mission Brown' were added to various areas of each piece to before the entire structure was dusted with layers of 'Machine Grey' and Grey Primer'.  Dusting is a process that allows you to apply a fine smattering of paint on the chosen model without overwhelming the previous layers of paint.  More information can be found at The Back 40K along with more weathering tips.  With the theory out of the way, lets move onto the pics shall we?

While it's a bit difficult to see, the dusting process has created a natural highlight that makes an almost seamless transition between colours while leaving the shadowing intact.  While the colour scheme is pretty basic, I think that works well for terrain as a whole.  You never want the terrain to overwhelm the armies that are playing on the table.  There are a couple more buildings left to paint that I'll hopefully get time to work on this weekend... assuming I don't lose the entire weekend to the Game of Thrones LCG.

Catch you all later,



  1. All that was done with only spray paint? Wow! Nicely done and seems simple to do. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Thanks for the comment! All the buildings were done using the dusting technique. It's really useful for getting large amounts of terrain done quickly. I'm not sure how well it will go with 'organic' structures though, like craters and the like. As you say, it is really simple to do once you've done one or two.