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Offline Argonor

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Re: sci fi jungle terrain
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2013, 10:22:14 AM »
It says:

"I made this stuff mostly using a variety of cheap plastic beads, and cheap plastic silverware. "
Ask at the LAF, and answer shall thy be given!


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Re: sci fi jungle terrain
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2013, 08:46:29 AM »
Sorry Majorsmith, I didn't mean to hi-jack your thread :( . Your terrain is beautiful  :)

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Re: sci fi jungle terrain
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2013, 11:12:34 AM »
Looks great man! The only thing I've been wondering is; is it possible to add a wash to the aquarium plants? I just think they still look a little 'plasticy' and a little bit of a tone down with washes may help. Or would the material of the plants just make the wash literally just 'wash' off?!

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Re: sci fi jungle terrain
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2013, 02:12:47 PM »
Looks great man! The only thing I've been wondering is; is it possible to add a wash to the aquarium plants? I just think they still look a little 'plasticy' and a little bit of a tone down with washes may help. Or would the material of the plants just make the wash literally just 'wash' off?!

I don't know about the wash, but I have used drybrushing on plastic plants (kind of grass) with a sandy shade to break the uniformity of colour, take some of the shine, and give a 'dry' look, and the paint seems to stick OK.

Offline No Such Agency

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Re: sci fi jungle terrain
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2013, 03:27:36 PM »
I've primed aquarium plants with (Vallejo) acrylic primer and then totally repainted them.  That looked ok, but it was for display models so I can't vouch for its durability.

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Re: sci fi jungle terrain
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2013, 07:35:07 PM »
I've noticed some craft store plants have applied paint that looks pretty good AND durable.

Looks great man! The only thing I've been wondering is; is it possible to add a wash to the aquarium plants? I just think they still look a little 'plasticy' and a little bit of a tone down with washes may help. Or would the material of the plants just make the wash literally just 'wash' off?!

I was going to mention same, but think that plastic/shiny seems apropos for jungle plants. And, some desert plants, which are waxy to hold water.

Automobile plastic primer is one thing to check when painting hard-to-paint plastic, or so I hear.

Doug

Offline Andy H

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Re: sci fi jungle terrain
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2013, 09:16:22 PM »
Looks great man! The only thing I've been wondering is; is it possible to add a wash to the aquarium plants? I just think they still look a little 'plasticy' and a little bit of a tone down with washes may help. Or would the material of the plants just make the wash literally just 'wash' off?!

The best way I've found of painting aquarium plants is with Daler-Rowney 'System 3' acrylics. It dries to a flexible film, so won't go brittle and flake off.

Nice job on the OP! I love the shot of the Ambull creeping up on the nob  :)

Andy

Offline majorsmith

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Re: sci fi jungle terrain
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2013, 09:59:56 AM »
they aren't specifically sci fi, but i will be using them just for my 40k stuff, i did try a wash on a test plant, but i dont think the paint will stay on the plastic too well, even with oils, thanks for the comments guys and inso its cool man that was a great link!

 

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