Today I felt motivated to crank out some serious terrain. These are the RYZA pattern walls from GW. They were affordable, relatively speaking, and I like them. They do present difficulties integrating into other terrain, I found, but that’s probably subjective.
I may incorporate this into a permanent integral board, and I wanted it to look great. It took a while, but I’m pretty much down to details and more precise weathering.
Onto the airbrush-shaded basecoat I put a ring of red onto the walls and chipped it all over. Actually, I did the red over the chipping. I chose to pursue a certain look rather than cleave strictly to realism.
TOP TIP: Chipping was achieved in the small spaces with a sponge held in a forceps. An old fishing tool which serves a lot of useful purposes!
An odd metallic color I mixed up. Gunmetal, black paint, olive paint, black ink, green ink!
This took hours. Every silver metallic surface got covered. I think I did finally discover them all! There are a few hiding in the picture above.
Then everything got a teal black wash.
Finally, I painted all the bronze metals. I mixed another wash of black & brown inks & worked that over the metals, letting it slop onto the grey painted areas but not specifically targeting them
I’m happy with the use of my time. It wasn’t exactly fun, but I got through it and the walls look cool.
I’ll detail the little nubbins, maybe throw a few highlights on, and I’ll be happy.
But what should I do with them?