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Tabletop Thursday: Armies on Parade Terrain Board (Part 2)

Last week I showed the construction of most of the terrain pieces for my AOP. This week will be a short one as I get it painted.

The ground has lot of texture, so the easiest way to paint would be to drybrush. The ground has about five colours, as follows: scorched brown -> mid tone red brown -> orange -> light yellow earth -> bone. I used normal craft paints for the brown to orange colours; they’re cheaper for the volume (the lighter colours were lightly drybrushed so it didn’t make sense for me to purchase additional bottles when the GW/P3 colours I had were sufficient.

I added a few light drybrushes of other colours around the terrain to vary colour somewhat. It’s not very noticeable but I think the colour variation lends a bit more interest to the board. I used colours like khemri brown, dheneb stone, even some very light whites and neutral browns.

The necron structures were left primer brown, but I also airbrushed some highlights on there. My favourite colour for soft black highlights is still P3’s Coal Black. The metal parts were a combination of drybrush and airbrush.

I then painted the Scarabs white, both because my Dark Mech is white and as contrast to the black of the Necron structures.

I then did more edge-highlighting of the black with turquoise -> cyan -> white. I wanted a large contrast to the shine, which is why I went from black all the way to white for the spot high lights. Then some weathering and; done!

Hope you guys like it, stay tuned to the next few weeks for the final parts of the terrain!


Singapore’s resident Press Ganger, that is, the man to go to for Privateer Press’ WARMACHINE, and HORDES. Kakita also dabbles in Games Workshop’s WARHAMMER FANTASY and WARHAMMER 40K lines.

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