In today’s post I share with you a photo tutorial guide to paint the Warcry boxed game terrain pieces pictured above. More after the jump!

This tutorial assumes you have a basic understanding of how to paint. For the beginners, I will explain the techniques as I go along. Each picture below shows four chronological steps. Underneath each picture are the corresponding instructions. Each step shows the paint I used during that step.

Paints you will need for this tutorial:

Grey Seer Undercoat Spray

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Agrax Earthshade (shade)

Contrast Medium (technical)

Ork Flesh (contrast)

Wyldwood (contrast)

Celestra Grey (base)

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Skeleton Horde (contrast)

Aggaros Dunes (contrast)

Snakebite Leather (contrast)

Leadbelcher (base)

Gryph Hound Orange (contrast)

Before you start, a word of warning. You’re going to be using a large brush and very fluid paint. This WILL splatter and flick everywhere. Please where an apron, latex gloves, paint outside, put paper or old sheets down to protect your surfaces. Contrast paint has a high pigment count and it stains. Also you’re going to have these tall paint pots open for quite a while if you paint your terrain all in one go. Please blue-tac (reuseable putty) the pot to your desk or use a Paint Puck to avoid spillages. 

1. Undercoat the terrain with Greyseer Contrast spray. Usual rules with spray apply, shake the can well for over 3 minutes. Wear respirator or dust mask at a push. Spray outside in well ventilated area. Check can for best ambient temperature spray conditions. Don’t spray close, don’t spray far away. Around 30 to 50cm away is fine.

2. Using a large brush, paint Agrax Earthshade all over the scenery piece. This takes a few hours to dry completely so try to do all the terrain at the same time. I went through nearly two pots of Agrax painting the entire terrain set from Warcry.

3. Mix three parts Contrast Medium with one part Ork Flesh. Paint this over all the stonework. You’ll be using a lot of it so if you have a spare pot mix it into this instead of mixing small amounts of it onto a palette every two minutes. I used one and a half pots of Contrast Medium and half a pot of Ork Flesh.

4. Paint Wyldwood Contrast straight out of the pot thickly onto any wooden areas.

5. Use a large brush and pick up some Celestra Grey from the pot and wipe it off onto a tissue, then  drybrush Celestra Grey over all the stonework. This completes the ruins.

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6. Having done steps 1 to 5 on the spiked barricades, make sure the skulls, ropes and wooden stake tips are tidied up with Grey Seer (the paint on pot, not the spray). The using one thick coat paint Contrast Skeleton Horde over the skeleton parts.

7. Paint a thick coat of Contrast Aggaros Dunes on the spiked tips.

8. Paint a thick coat of Contrast Snakebike Leather on the ropes.

9. (Not pictured) Any metal work I painted with leadbelcher (base) and once dry I used one thick coat of Contrast Gryph Hound Orange over the top of it. Before it dried I used a tissue to dab some of the contrast away to show more of the metal.

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