Painting and the Failing Memory

This whole post is more for me than anyone else, and I am pretty sure it’s one I will return to over time to edit, and append. But even with Summer still having another month to run, I already find I’m having trouble recalling the order in which I painted some of my bases and terrain pieces…so this post is really just a dump all of my memory.

Numbers in parenthesis refer to the Daler Rowney colour code, while AP denotes Army Painter, and C denotes Citadel colours, and a whole slew of shorthand to help jog my memory.

Gabions: Burnt Umber(223), dry-brush Naples Yellow(634), dry-brush Burnt Umber(223), dry-brush Warm Grey(078), dry-brush Tyrant Skull (C-dry) or Buff Titanium(024)

Ground (brown dirt): Burnt Umber(223), dry-brush Raw Sienna(667)

Ground (fantasy black): Process Black(040), dry-brush Warm Grey(078) or any old black matt spray paint, dry-brush Ulthuan Grey(C-layer)

Rust: Process Black (040), wet/dry-brush Plate-Mail(AP), liberal dab-on Typhus Corrosion(C-technical), dry-dab Ryza Rust(C-dry), highlight edges Plate Mail(AP)

Stone: Process Black(040), wet/dry-brush Paynes Grey(065), very-dry-brush Warm Grey(078). Build last colour up until happy.

Thatch: Raw Umber(247), dry-brush Raw Sienna(667), dry-brush Naples Yellow(634), dry-brush Buff Titanium(024)

Wood: Burnt Umber(223), dry-brush Naples Yellow(634), dry-brush Buff Titanium(024)

NOTE: Black can always be replaced by Matt Spray paint. Especially for large terrain pieces and if weather allows.

6 thoughts on “Painting and the Failing Memory

    1. I do follow Mark (love his Chinchilla dust hint), and will confess it was his practice that gave me the idea of keeping a list, and while I have tried to do it in some posts, I decided I needed to go one step further and have a single “look up” space.

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    1. Thanks Pete. I am finding that if I don’t get organised its too easy to procrastinate, or I end up with terrain all looking “hodge podge” rather than uniform for the table.

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