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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Scratch Built Ruin

(First off, this isn't a tutorial, though I will explain how I made it there are no WIP pictures.)

I decided the other day that we desperately needed a building of some description to help fill our relatively open battlefields.

Making the building was relatively simple, really all we did was find a box, base it and then brutally attack it with a knife! The floor of the top story is also made of cardboard and was put in after we'd cut the top to shape.

All the debris you can see are just chunks of cardboard strewn about the place, while I stuck dirt to both the base and building to both texturize it and help make it look more 'ruined'. Pieces of foam act as additional debris on the top story.

I then cut out strips of cereal box to frame the doors, I made sure to fit it in with any 'battle damage' I applied during construction to give the impression that it's seen quite a bit of conflict.

Painting was simple enough, I basecoated the entire thing black and followed this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN6SaDrbmhM
First I dry-brushed the whole thing grey, following with a lighter shade of grey on all the edges and a very light dry-brush of white on the edges again. I then dry-brushed all the sand brown, added a small amount of metallic paint to the beams on the top floor then went around doing light dry-brushes of black at random spots to represent blast damage.

This was the first time I'd used dry-brushing for anything other than a small highlight, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.