Today, a bit different, and other author of the blog entry …
I’m ARBAL (Michał Walczak) and I am the author of Coloured Dust blog. For several months I mention the C’tan experience, opinions, ideas and suggests the ideas at work. We also had the opportunity to meet in person in my hometown.
Prepare a pedestal as I described in my article How to make a simple but good-looking socket? This time I painted it with an acrylic, matt black paint.
Protect the sides of the pedestal from damage or dirt by strip.
Cover the surface by PVA glue. If you do not use glue, after drying, the mass falls off from the surface of the base.
To create the effect of cracked, dry, desert land, we will use a special weight company called Viva Decor “Facetten-Lack.” This mass is a wide range of colors available. I used white but you can add to it acrylic paint and create your own color.
Before the glue dries, cover the base by mass. The thicker layer superimpose weight, the cracks get bigger. I put on a layer with a thickness of about 2-3mm.
15 minutes later …
A few hours later …
Instruction proposes to allow the weight to dry for 24 hours. You can speed up the drying process for several minutes using a hair dryer. Experiment.
Now you have to paint the base. The choice of colors is up to you. Apply white primer.
Fill slots wash Agrax Earthshade (Devlan Mud).
The technique of dry brush coat the entire surface of a small amount of color White Scar (White Skull).
In a further step, we use the pigment Vallejo – Burnt Sienna (73 106).
With large brush distribute over the entire surface of the pigment so as to thoroughly fill all the gaps. Then pour the entire surface Cleanser Ipa or company MIG Pigment Fixer to fix the pigment. Wait until everything is dry.
Apply a wet pigment with a small brush, precisely the same cracking.