1. Everyone who painted their own model needs to feature it somehow. First thing that comes to mind, is very universal and looks good with any miniature is a rock base.
2. First I paint the base with black paint.
3. I use airbrush to paint the whole base with white paint, like Valleyo Game Color 72701. It shouldn't be very detailed - pockets in the rock should stay black.
4. Then I apply black Valleyo ink on it - the best way if to use airbrush again.
5. Using dry brush technique I paint only elements that are sticking out and some parts of the base. For that I use rust coloured paint, like Valleyo Model Color 70846
6. Then, using dry brush again, I paint elements of bark with grey Valleyo Game Color 72049. I also use Valleyo Game Color 72701 white paint again and apply it with dry brush on the most sticking out parts of the base.
7. To finish it of I use stiff, small brush to rub in different pigments into the pockets of the base. Any number of colours used will be fine. I use MIG P230 Old Rust, MIG P025 Standard Rust and MIG P024 Light Rust pigments. After applying the pigments I ground it with Pigment Fixer liquid. It's best to airbrush it.
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