This week is Warcry Catacombs week! Today I share my Azyrite Ruins from the original Warcry starter set, which are also included in the new Catacombs box. I chose a basic dark grey stone colour for my ruins, with some details picked out in brass, rusty metal, and a jade green that matches the pale green tiles of the Warcry game board. I share all my paint recipes in this post, so feel free to copy or adapt my scheme as you please.
I chose a very effective approach for painting the stonework: I sprayed everything black, then added a zenithal highlight, not with an airbrush, but dark grey spray from Vallejo. Then I applied several layers of drybrushing and picked out all the other details. So far I’ve painted all the ruins you can see in this post, which is about half the terrain that came with the original Warcry starter set.
This structure was painted last year, but I slightly updated the terrain piece when I painted the bell tower and the other ruin. I intensified the rust effect on the metal and added some more variance to the wooden planks.
Here are my paint recipes:
Primer: AK Interactive Black
Zenithal Highlight: Vallejo Panzer Grey Hobby Color Spray
Heavy Drybrush: Mechanicus Standard Grey
Drybrush: TAP Filthy Cape
Gentle Drybrush: Longbeard Grey
Jade green stonework
Wash: Dark Angels Green Contrast (just wash it over the grey stone)
Drybrush: Kabalite Green
Heavy Drybrush: Sons of Horus Green
Drybrush: Death Guard Green
Gentle Drybrush: Deepkin Flesh
Basecoat: P3 Battlefield Brown
Wash each plank with either: TAP Dark Tone Ink, 2x TAP Dark Tone Ink, or Wyldwood
Drybrush: Gorthor Brown
Drybrush: P3 Beast Hide
Heavy Drybrush/Stipple: Iron Warriors (just apply it over the grey stone)
Drybrush: S75 Thrash Metal
Selective Wash: Skrag Brown / Contrast Medium 1:1
Basecoat: Runelord Brass
Wash: TAP Strong Tone Ink / Lahmian Medium 2:1
Selective Wash: TAP Wizards Orb / Contrast Medium 1:2
Drybrush: S75 Thrash Metal
Basecoat: Corax White
Wash: Skeleton Bone / Strong Tone Ink / Lahmian Medium 1:1:1
Layer: P3 Jack Bone (if needed)
Highlight: RMS Polished Bone
Highlight: VMC White
Hope you like my approach of painting these Azyrite Ruins, don’t forget to check out Garfy’s tutorial, who painted his ruins closer to the pale green seen on the box art.
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