Painting our Shattered Dominion gameboard

The new Shattered Dominion is a thing of beauty. As soon as we saw it we knew we needed one for our games here in the office. As soon as ours arrived, Gary, Luke and I grabbed some spray cans and the biggest brushes we could find and got started on painting it up.

Our Shattered Dominion from the Mortal Realm Shyish (Death).

BASECOATING

We started by spraying the whole board  with Chaos Black spray making sure to get into all the little cracks. We then sprayed with Mechanicum Standard Grey, we left the finish ?slightly? patchy to give us a varied tone to the playing surface. We then sprayed the detail areas with Zandri Dust Spray to give us two distinct but complementary colours.

DETAILS

The next stage involved us drybrushing the whole board with Ushabti Bone, this tied our two colours together and brought out all the lovely texture. Luke (I?ve heard about Luke and his scenery perfectionism – Ed) then gave the Arcanabulum and other key details a further drybrush of Ceramite White. To finish we filled the recesses with Nihilakh Oxide followed by a quick drybrush of Ceramite White.

All in all, it took us about 2 hours to paint the whole board (not including the time each stage took to dry.) Not bad!

OUR TOP TIPS

Gary: Use a soft touch. Build up your highlights gently for best effect.

Luke: It?s a good idea to keep your paint brushes and paints on a separate tray away from where you are painting. This way you avoid any of those accidental spills or splatter marks when closing a paint pot lid. (cough, cough, Jamie!)

Josh: Don?t be afraid to get messy, use the biggest brush you can and either your hand or cardboard to wipe away the excess paint.

Jamie: Use spray paints. They save time and blend together really well.

Author: Luke, Gary, Josh & Jamie

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