Painting the Rock Faces

The previous post described the creation of the rock faces, now it’s time to paint them.

First, a coat of sandy yellow. It’s a DIY shop ‘match pot’ called something like Dawn Dune, Egyptian Sand or Sahara Sunrise. Bascially, I chose something that looked sand coloured 🙂

Then I applied washes of cheap artists acrylics: Black, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber and a little Red Oxide. I couldn’t tell you exactly what I did, I tried different washes until it looked right to me.

Finally, Mr Blue Sky visited, and I couldn’t resist placing the structures and the LED lighting on the layout to see what it looked like.

This is getting close to what I want…

… but I’m going to disappoint the big blue fellow and add some clouds to the sky 🙂

One comment

  1. It matches the bricks exposed on the building (which would likely be the same basic material) and contrasts nicely with the water tower.
    I look forward to the clouds, as I find them very hard to paint.


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