Now today is special since it's also the opportunity for me to reveal one of the latest Fogou designs for a most excellent range coming !
We're mostly all familiar with Starwars, Madmax or some of us might even be into more historical settings, bottom line being we're mostly all interested in getting good looking adobe buildings right ?
Well look no further, these are the ones !
Now the last one is a bt different since it's a concrete block building, this is Vozzgrud's Vault, an excelent piece which will perfectly play its part as a power facility or bunker.
First of all, you have to know that the new adobe buildings come in a very clever sand colour. If you forget the added bits I glued on to sic-fi those up a bit, this means you could paint them right away without even a primer or a basecoat !
This is due to :
- Fogou casts don't use release agent, this means a thorough washing session is not required
- There is little to no preparation work required either, I usually just sand the bottoms extra flat but you could skip that.
- the fogou resin is extremely paint friendly and LOVES paint,
Now with the resin already coloured and textured, all you could do is throw a few washes and drybrushes on those and they'd be ready. Of course pics are better proofs than any word can be so expect to see that illustrated by others soon !
The base coat was a deep reddish brown followed by a semi zenithal spray of light brown to catch details.
To achieve the spots on the plain slabs, I just halfway pressed on the sprays to get as many drops as possible. Don't mind if the spots are too visible at this stage, a few washes will blend them in.
I usually mix half black half brown mixes with a tiny little it of water (not much really) and play with them, placing them where I want, then after they've tried a bit (a minute or so, just the time to do the entire thing and come back to the starting point, I rub them with my fingers or a tissue to remove any excess and blend it. It works a treat, the more textured the surface, the better it works.
It's followed by a sligt drybrush of stone grey (with a drybrush of the mix in between) with top to bottom motions to really catch light on raised area and reinforce the zenithal lighting.
Once that was done, metallic parts were basecoate in warplock bronze and stippled with an old brush with browns and orange. A brown wash and some leadbelcher applied with foam and it's done. Just add a few washes or extremely diluted skrag brown and cadmium red (last 2 below) in the recesses to simulate rust and you're good.
Now since my kids enjoyed weathering the containers, I got my 5yo son to paint these crates and I'm pretty happy with his work ! He's enjoyed it a lot and I have more stuff painted so best of both worlds !
He actually started with this piece (miscast kindly offered by Ramshackle games) and did everything according to my tips. I was stunned by the ideas he had like washing the tops and pulling the ink with his fingers to create streaks...
So here we are, still pleeeenty left to do but still a good bit done so I'm only waiting for the opportunity to use those in game !