Friday, 24 July 2015

More dirty Orks!

This week was spent with the Burna Boys and the "Rockit boys" and some weedy Grots.
On my table are more Rockit boys and some big shoota Boys as well.
Nearly 30 models in all. 

Sean, I will email you my Number today. 
I didn't see a rush to reply to you as I figured you would be bussy untill the weekend with work and Family going's On's.  

Hot to mud.
I don't have any hard and ast rules for mud I went to Massive VooDoo to look for one of their painting tutorials and found that to create the wet mud effect they used several layers of Gloss varnish.
(The section called Creating and painting the base.)

For mud as a color I have a bottle of a grey and green craft paint I mixed a few years ago for terrain. I mix that with a Dark Brown craft paint. (Just a few drops!) Once I have a color of mud I like I paint that on the base and just a little on the model. Boots, pants and just the parts close to the ground.

I have tried this a few ways. One was to mix in Gloss varnish with the mud color. But is that even a necessary step? I can't say it was anything more than a waste of the varnish. Yet another thing I have done is gloss over the mud color after it has dried. Again aside from getting a feel for what it will look like it's not important. Why? Remember we still have to spray seal the models. So why muck around and dull or remove the wet mud effect.

The Gloss Varnish will be applied after the models have been sealed and this may take a few layers of varnish to get the effect to look correct. I was thinking that some water effects might come into play but I don't see using that one the smaller infantry bases so much as the 40MM and larger.

Notes. Just mix the colors and don't worry about it, it's mud.
Remember that Dark colors will overpower the lighter colors so use less dark colors.
Another option is to buy a few P3 colors. Battledress Green or Thornwood Green, for example.
(And good examples of the color when mixing your own!)

Lastly from the explanations on the Massive VooDoo tutorial, Darker colors are used under the models, for shadow. Also it's ok to use lighter colors in spots where mud might dry. We know it changes to a lighter color in most cases when dry. And remember not to gloss those spots.

I use craft paint for my terrain. The grey/Green was mixed for a swampy color just for that.
I'm sure to repost this with examples when I get the time!

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Steve,

    I finally got around to reading the article on Massive Voodoo. It was fairly detailed but I think your tips and ideas are a little more fleshed out in my opinion. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I may be using it myself here soon with some terrain I want to build.

    Give me a call or send me an email when you get a chance.

    Keep up the painting and get er done!