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So I have purchased absolutely everything that Descent has to offer, and my wife and I are such huge fans of Descent that we have decided to tackle making some custom expansions of our own.
We have several miniatures that beg to become part of this amazing dungeon crawl experience as monsters, however we do not paint our miniatures, I would love too, but I simply do not have the time to sit and paint when we could be sitting and playing!
My question is this: What color spray paint could we use to mimic the natural plastic minion and master colors?
Simply buying any miniature and then spraying them a solid Cream? for minions and a burgundy color red for Masters would merge them into the game world flawlessly with the professional templates that are available.
Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone has ever done this before, or knows a spray paint that could be used well for something like this with a color scheme.
- Last edited Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:32 am (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:29 am
Why don't you also spray paint the Descent minis themselves along with the minis that you're going to include for a nice uniform look? It really shouldn't be that much more trouble.
If you are going to spray all figures, I suggest you try Zenithal Priming. This is a very simple technique that makes all figues look soooo much better with minimal effort (or investment).
How to Zenithal Prime:
Just buy a can of black spray primer and a can of white (or gray) spray primer for minions and another bright color for the masters. Prime all figures black, let dry and then spray short bursts of the bright primer from the top and sides of the miniatures. Be carefiul to leave the recesses black, while getting the exposed parts nice and bright. Done. This lets all these juicy details of Descent miniatures really pop.
Results (borrowed from bgg user Ganotisim)
Shadow Dragon before Zenithal Priming. To not mind the green stuff, Ganotisim was just filling in gaps between wings, legs and torso. You do not have to do that, it is purely optional.
Shadow Dragon after Zenithal Priming
While zenithal priming would certainly look better if you don't want to do it to all the minis you could look into Army Painter's colored primers.
Something like Skeleton Bone and Dragon Red should do the job (there's also Pure Red but it might be too bright). I don't know if it's an exact match, but if not I'd suggest just priming the other minis while you're at it.