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Subject: Dry brushing the buildings with grey primer rss

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Kenneth Santos
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SO I got this extra grey primer at home and thinking of dry brushing the buildings to have some natural feeling into it. But I actually don't know how I will execute this. I might mess up the figures.

PS: I have never actually painted any minis.
 
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Per Olander
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But... arent the real santorini buildings known for being white with blue domes? Grey wouldnt make it more “natural” then
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Ben Turner
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I've tried this on a few buildings (inks / washes tend to be better, for detailed minis, than primer / dry-brushing)

That said, to me, Santorini IS the island of white buildings - paint would ruin this great aesthetic, I think
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You can try to make them more realistic with some really small sand sound to create small small shadows and bumps on the surface. And you can paintsmall grey stones on the stairs (you can see them in some pictures on google.)


But I wouldnt dry brushing because then you have to brush everything in White again to get this shadow effect.
 
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Marcel Stipetic
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If you want to make the buildings more realistic, add a coat of white stucco.
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Frances McGregor
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I saw someone else do something similar in the gallery:


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Shoitaan
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Maybe you could mess around with some weathering powder or free hand some grey cracks into a few of the buildings but in full blasting sunlight, the white of those buildings really pop in the real Santorini so I'm not sure why you'd grey them out.



Some of the older buildings are yellower if you look here and I see a pink building up top. Definitely go for colours that pop in the bright sun (not grey).

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kdsantos07 wrote:
SO I got this extra grey primer at home and thinking of dry brushing the buildings to have some natural feeling into it. But I actually don't know how I will execute this. I might mess up the figures.

PS: I have never actually painted any minis.



If you want a realistic feeling for the Santorini buildings, I'd recommend getting a special plastic primer like Fusion by Krylon. It will adhere better to the plastic of the game pieces. The type of plastic used for the game does not take paint very well.

Then go for a spray paint that has texture in it.

Followed by white spray paint.

Followed by a medium gray/brown wash.

Followed by lightly dry brushing white.

Followed by a matte varnish. (Or if you want extra protection, go with a gloss varnish first, and then hit it with a matte varnish)

You should probably then store all the individual pieces surrounded by foam core, but it's going to tend to chip with use.
 
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