Monday, March 27, 2017

Finally Some Terrain: Lunesdargent Workshop Egyptian Themed Dungeon Tiles

With the end of the Challenge,  last weekend was the first weekend I didn't paint 20+ 28mm figures in three months.  I love painting miniatures but it was a nice break.  In fact I was able to start on the terrain aspects for this summer's Historicon games.   I'll explain the game plan in another post but it will have an Egyptian setting and I'll need some catacombs.  I came across a Kickstarter from Lunesdargent Workshop that was just perfect for what I needed.  The company makes the standard 2x2inch game tiles that are cast with an Egyptian theme.  They material they are cast in are ivory in color and need to be shaded.

Following the instructions on the website, I made up a red-brown color using basic acrylic paint (Liquitex) mixing 1/3 red and 2/3's brown.  I then thinned the paint down to a wash by adding approx 10 parts water for every 1 part paint.  These are all rough guesses.  Using a 3/4 inch brush, I then painted the pieces and rubbed off the excess with a rag.

I think they came out really well and it was very relaxing spending a hobby session slapping on paint with a big brush (from a miniatures perspective) and not worrying about over painting other colors.  Think of is as the equivalent of finger painting for the miniature hobbyist.

The Egyptian tiles file well with the ones made by Dwarves Forge (the Dwarven Forge ones are 3/8 of an inch taller).

Lots of terrain to make!


Paul O'G said...

I am enjoying a shift to some terrain projects too - makes a nice change!

legatus hedlius said...

Those look great!

Terry Silverthorn said...

Nicely done! I am still waiting for my sets to arrive!

Ray Rousell said...

Well they came out really nice, Miles!!

TamsinP said...

Those do look rather spiffing :)

Luis said...


nice pieces!

Wich red and brown from Liquitex Basics colors ?



Miles said...

Burnt Umber and Cadmium Red

Luis said...

Thanks! It should be cadmium red medium color according of the picture up.

Luis said...

I made a test and I'm not sure ..... It could be Red cadmium Deep hue ?