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Painting the High Elf House

2019-03-02 by David

It's taken quite a while to paint up this new High Elf House & Tower model, mostly because I was a little scared at painting so many intricate windows!

 

This is a little step-by-step guide to the process of painting mine....


 

▲ The first step was to texture the walls. I don't do this for most of my terrain, but I find that high elf buildings look pretty good with a stone effect spray (like Rustoleum etc), and it gives an added layer of interest to the paint job.

 

So I started by masking off the interior of the model. The interiors are detailed with wooden floors and ornate doors and windows, and I obviously didn't want to get stone effect on those. I also covered over the doors and windows on the exterior with masking tape too.

 




▲ Once the two coats of stone effect spray were dry, I gave it two coats of matt white spray. I hadn't quite decided on the roof colour at this stage, so I grabbed an old can of matt green to spray the roof.

 

With such a large amount of wall space to cover, I didn't want to work up from grey to white - that would take forever! So instead, I undercoat in white, then poke very light grey into the crevices and lines.

 



▲ Next stage was the roof. I couldn't quite decide between a sea-green and a classic blue with the white walls, so I tried blending the two. At the top I started with a jade green and blended it fairly roughly into a blue from the bottom half downwards.

 

Then it was simply a matter of carefully drybrushing lighter shades of green and blue, ending up with almost off-white tones for the final drybrush.



 

▲ And then came the fairly lengthy job of lining all the crevices with light grey. I used an old paint called Space Wolves Grey, which is actually slightly blue-tinged, but gives a nice fresh effect.

 

Next job was to paint the doors, windows and the runic strip. For this I basecoated all areas in silver and washed heavily with a sepia wash - giving an instant light gold!

 

Finally, I came to the extremely tedious job of painting all those window panes. With the insides and outsides of the windows, I think there is a total of 26 to paint! It would also have looked lovely in various stained glass colours, but I'm afraid I was running short on time! Sorry....

 

 

 

▲ So here's a nice pic of the finished house and tower, posed with an old Games Workshop high elf wizard model (Teclis). I bought a lovely cinematic mountainscape background for the photoshoot, and pulled out my old waterfall gaming board.

 

Job's a good 'un!

 

 

 



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