Welcome to my latest painting guide! Today I’m covering the digger and the cement mixer from the Construction Site terrain pack.
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Prep: Fully build all models and undercoat black.
A note on drybrushing: When covering larger areas, especially on terrain, I prefer to use drybrushing. This technique requires you to add a light amount of paint to the brush and then remove most of it. Lightly brushing over some kitchen roll until only a small amount of chalky paint is left. When brushed over a model this hits the hard edges but can also be used to build up in layers to create a gradation in colour.
A specific drybrush helps greatly, especially on larger models. Something like this or this.
Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to the yellow areas. Apologies for the lack of a photo, I was so excited to keep painting I forgot.
Averland Sunset: Apply a heavy drybrush from the top down.
Yriel Yellow: Apply a medium drybrush from the top down.
Phalanx Yellow: Apply a light drybrush around the top.
Metals & Tires
Warplock Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the metals and as scratches over the yellow.
Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the tires and cab.
Leadbelcher: Apply a drybrush to the metals and a layer to the scratches.
Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the tires and cab
Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the metals and scratches.
Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the tires and cab.
Astrogranite Debris: Apply splodges over the shovel. I also adding these to the tail end of the cement mixer.
Kantor Blue: Apply a basecoat to the windows. I watered this down a touch to help it flow into the squares.
Squig Orange: Apply a basecoat to the lights.
Celestra Grey: Apply a drybrush over the front of the shovel and the tail end of the cement mixer.
Trollslayer Orange: Apply a layer to the lights.