Sandstone for Bases

Sandstone for Bases

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    03 Apr 2021
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    20 Apr 2021
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Here is how I paint pale sandstone. I find this recipe gives a nice neutral tone that works well for bases, and doesn't detract from the mini.

  1. Basecoat with Rakarth Flesh .
  2. Wash all over with :Citadel/AgraxEarthshade.
  3. Drybrush the stone with a 1:1 mix of Rakarth Flesh and Pallid Wych Flesh . Make this quite a heavy drybrush, so that it leaves a little texture on everything but the recesses.
  4. Edge highlight everything with a this line of Pallid Wych Flesh .
  5. On corners and sharp curves, ad small highlights of Pallid Wych Flesh , mixed 1:1 with a pure white.
  6. Add spot highlights of a pure white to corners and points where light would hit. I like
    to use Dead White .

Dirt Base

  1. Basecoat with Steel Legion Drab .
  2. Wash all over with Agrax Earthshade , thinned with an equal amount of Lahmian Medium .
  3. Drybrush with Karak Stone .
  4. Lightly drybrush with Screaming Skull .
  5. Add occasional dots of Pallid Wych Flesh to larger grains and in odd places. This helps the dirt look less uniform.

Rookie Brushes


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Citadel Painting System 7
Base 2
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Steel Legion Drab
Shade 1
  • Agrax Earthshade
Layer 2
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Screaming Skull
Technical 1
  • Lahmian Medium
Air 1
  • Karak Stone
Vallejo Game Color
Base 1
  • 72.001 Dead White
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