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Need Help Painting Dungeon Walls
In General Discussion
Jun 30, 2021
@MyCoatAin'tJacket I think these look great - I would happily put them on my table. But, if you want to improve the paint job, the TST folks’ recommendation about drying the brush a lot more will make a difference. In these images, one can see the distinct brush strokes in a lot of places - these are caused by the paint medium still being wet on the brush, when we really just want there to be dry pigments in the bristles before we touch brush to terrain. In addition to leaving brush strokes, this wet medium can allow the paint to flow into the recesses, which eliminates the highlight effect. Also make sure to thoroughly wipe the brush clean between color changes, and don’t use water for cleaning up until you’re done with the brush for the day. Keeping a ‘test’ model on your bench for making sure the drybrushing will behave as expected before using it on your terrain can also help you dial in ‘how dry is dry enough’, as sometimes it’s hard to tell on a paper towel, especially for lighter colors. I’m no expert in this, and am mostly parroting what I’ve heard from the greats, but I will say that even with this type of ‘quick’ painting technique, it always takes a bit of patience and tons of brush strokes to get the smooth highlight effect.
In 3D Printing
Jun 11, 2021
Thanks for the info. I did end up having better results with the 5% setting. The extra material wasn’t 100% eliminated, but it’s a lot less and overall looks fine painted up. I think it’s worth it for the smooth stones overall, but only plan on using for the dungeon and cave tiles.
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