Flames of War


Martian Rocky Outcrops - Hobby Project

I wanted to change the color of my late grey Rocky Outcrops set to reddish Martian brown.

The key with any kind of repaint is a good basecoat. After priming thoroughly with a coat of black, I let them dry completely.

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I then started to brush on the first drybrush layer.  I chose a dark reddish brown, which immediately stood out over the darker basecoat.

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The trick with any drybrush coat is to make sure that your brush has very little paint on it, either by wiping it a bit on a paper towel or another surface.  You want to leave just the hint of pigment on it, so it catches just the top texture of the piece and doesn’t leave paint streaks.

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Here is the complete set after the first dry-brush.  It changed the tone of the rocks and has a nice contrast.

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The final dry-brush was a more of a burnt orange.

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On the final coat, you may need to go softly as you brush, to make sure that this coat doesn’t fully cover the previous dry-brushed color.  You can even selectively brush certain areas.  This is just a nice extra step to give it a bit more depth and catch the light on the edges.

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Here is the contrast of the final dry-brushed color over the previous.

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For the base grit I chose a medium tone brown, and drybrushed it bit heavier to make sure the color covered over the black base coat.

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I finished the base grit using a light tan color with a soft drybrush just to give it just a bit more contrast to the rocks.

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Now my Rocky Outcrops will look right at home in a Martian landscape jutting out from the twisted soil of the exotic badlands!

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