Well another big thank you for Smokehouse for the great guide. I finally found the extra door set from 4Ground last night and finished them this morning. I'm rather pleased with the end result, the doors are definitly worth £4.50 + P&P to finish the kit off fully.
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I thought I'd upload the guide I sent through to Paul, hope it's of some use.
Painting Guide for the horns of the Buffalo terrain
Please note the colours specified in this guide are the colours that I used when painting the terrain, they could be substituted for similar colours should you so desire (and indeed given that some of the names of the GW paints have changed will have to be ), and should in no way be classified as 'official'. Preparation
1) All the resin pieces were first cleaned up to remove any mould lines and remove any unwanted 'extras' to the casting, this was achieved with careful use of a craft knife using a fresh blade. 2) I then washed all the resin pieces in a bowl of warm water water and washing up liquid to remove any residue that may have been left on the castings from the moulds. Be careful not to have the water too hot as you don't want to warp any of the pieces. After the pieces had been cleaned they were left to dry on a tea towel in sunlight. 3) After making sure they were all properly dry I undercoated all the terrain in black. I used the Army Painter Black undercoat. Several light coats were built up to ensure that nowhere was missed, but at the same time none of the detail was lost. 4) The pieces were now ready for painting.
Mealy Bags/Mealy Bag Redoubt 1) The bags were given a coat of GWs Scorched Brown for a base coat, making sure I'd got a good even coat over the the whole bag. 2) Once this was dry the Bags were drybrushed heavily with GW's Bubonic Brown. 3) This was followed with a lighter drybrush of GW's Desert Yellow (I had to use 2 coats of this to get a noticeable highlight) 4) A light dry brush of GW's Kommando Khaki was then applied. 5) A final dry brush of Vallejo's Buff was applied to the very tips of the bags, this was a very light dry brush, just to emphasise the most raised areas. 6) The stripes on the bags were painted using Vallejo's Cadmium red and Vallejo's Prussian Blue. 7) The Bases of the bags were then painted with Vallejo's Flat Earth. This was followed by a heavy drybrush of Vallejo's USA Tan Earth, then a light dry brush of Vallejo's Iraqui Sand. Patches of static Grass were then glued onto the bases (I used a 70/30 mix of Woodland Scenics Wild Honey and Medium Green). The bags were then finished see pic 1
Crate Barricades/ Fence Sections 1) The crate barricades were given a basecoat of Scorched Brown. Making sure there was a good even coverage. 2) The first Highlight was then applied. I used GW's Vermin Brown, this was painted on following the pattern of the wood grain on the crates. 3) This was highlighted with a 50/50 mix of Vermin Brown and GW's Bleached Bones. 4) Finally a thinned down Bleached bone was painted on for the final highlights. 5) The Crates were then given a wash with GW's Gryphonne Sepia to tone the brightness of the crates down a little. 6) The rope handles on the crates were then picked out in GW's Vomit Brown, highlighted with a 50/50 mix of Vomit Brown and Bleached Bone. A little white was then added for a final highlight. 7) The Labels on the crates were first picked out in GW's Khemri Brown, this was highlighted with a thinned Bleached Bone, a final highlight of white was then painted on. Writing was added with a thinned Black paint. 8) Any metal bands on the crates were picked out first in black, then Vallejo's Oily Steel. They were then given a wash of GW's Badab Black and then highlighted with Oily Steel. 9) The Bases of the Crates were then painted with Vallejo's Flat Earth. This was followed by a heavy drybrush of Vallejo's USA Tan Earth, then a light dry brush of Vallejo's Iraqui Sand. Patches of static Grass were then glued onto the bases (I used a 70/30 mix of Woddland Scenics Wild Honey and Medium Green). See pic 2.
Wagon Barricades 1) The Crates for on the wagon Barricades were painted the same way the the crates barricades. 2) The Mealy bags were painted in the same way as the Mealy bag barricades. 3) The first cart was painted to have a natural wood effect. This was achieved by base coating the cart with Scorched Brown. 4) This was then highlighted first with Vermin Brown, then a 50/50 mix of Vermin Brown and Bleached Bone followed by a final highlight of thinned Bleached Bone (around a 70/30 mix). 5) The wheels rims/ any exposed metal was first painted black. This was then painted Oily Steel, washed with Badab Black and then re-highlighted with oily steel. 6) The second cart was painted to look like 'treated' wood. This was achieved by giving all the wood areas a basecoat of GW's Fenris Grey. 7) The first highlight was then applied with a 50/50 mix of Fenris Grey and GW's Ice blue. This was followed by adding GW's Space wolf Grey for the next highlight. Bleached Bone was then added to the mix for the next highlight, with a final highlight of Bleached bone being 'streaked' onto areas of heavy use (to give the effect of the paint having worn away) such as the seat, floor bed of the cart etc. 8) The base was then treated the same as the mealy bags and the crate barricades. See pics 3 and 4
Kraal Sections 1) The wall sections were first given a basecoat of GW's Charadon Granite. 2) This was highlighted with a heavy drybrush of Charadon Granite and Dheneb Stone (50/50 mix) 3) A final light drybrush of Dheneb stone was then applied. 4) The bases were treated the same as all the other pieces. See pic 5
Engineers Wagon and Water Cart 1) Once assembled, the engineers wagon was given a basecoat of Vallejo's Olive Drab. 2) This was highlighted with a 50/50 mix of Olive Drab and Vallejo's US Dark Green. Care was taken to paint the highlights on to reflect a visible wood grain (otherwise the cart would be very plain). 3) The wagon was then highlighted in US Dark Green and then finally in US Dark Green and Buff (70/30 mix). These final highlights need to go on the edges of the 'wooden planking' that you have painted onto the cart to give them definition. 4) Bleached bone was then thinned and painted onto sections that would see high amounts of wear (to signify where the paint has worn off). 5) The wheel trims where then picked out in Black, they were then painted with Oily Steel, given a wash of Badab Black and highlighted with Oily steel. See pic 6
6) The Water Cart was given a basecoat of Fenris Grey. 7) This was highlighted with a 50/30/20 mix of Fenris Grey, Ice Blue and Space Wolf Grey. 8) A final highlight was added by adding Buff to the mix, again this was used to pick out the wood grain and to provide contrast between the edges of the wood on the barrel. 9) A thinned bleached bone was then used to create the effect of paint having been worn off (as with the engineers cart). 10) All metal work was painted black, then picked out in Oily steel, washed with Badab Black and highlighted with oily steel. 11) The tap on the back of the cart was picked out in Vallejo Brass, washed with Brown ink, highlighted first with Brass and then Vallejo Old Gold. See pic 7
Cookhouse, Water Closet and ovens 1) The Stone walls on the cook house and water closet were given a basecoat of Charadon Granite. 2) A heavy drybrush of Charadon Granite and Dheneb Stone (50/50) was applied. 3) A final light drybrush of Dheneb stone was done as a final highlight. 4) All the wooden sections (doors, cook house roof and crate) were base coated Scorched Brown. 5) The wood grain was highlighted with Vermin Brown, this was followed by a highlight of Vermin brown and Bleached bone (50/50). 6) A final highlight of watered down Bleached bone was applied to the tips of the raised grain. 7) The roof for the water closet was basecoated with Scorched brown. This was highlighted by adding US Dark Green (50/50 mix). Then progressive amounts of Codex grey was added for a further 2-3 highlights. 8) The Ovens were basecoated with Scorched Brown. A heavy drybrush of Vallejo Terracotta was then applied. This was followed by a lighter drybrush of Terracotta mixed with buff (60/40 mix). A final light drybrush of Bleached bone was then applied. See pic 8
Bell Tents 1) The tents were base coated with Scorched Brown. 2) GW's Khemri Brown (thinned slightly) was then painted onto the tents making sure to leave the recesses between the panels Scorched brown. 3) Buff was then used to highlight the tent again thinning it slightly. This was followed by a highlight of buff and white (50/50 mix) 4) A final highlight of thinned white was painted onto the tents- this can be built up until you are happy with the result. See pic 9