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Color Schemes

Here are some suggested color schemes for miniatures.


Skeletons

Just Dug Up

Use a white primer and base coat.
Wash with a dark brown or greenish-brown.
Brush with a yellowish-white.
Drybrush with white.

Bleached by the Elements

Use a black primer and base coat.
Paint raised areas with a yellow-brown.
Drybrush with a yellowish-white.
Drybrush with white.


Stone

Works well for earth elementals, dungeon portals, and other "stone" miniatures.

Tan (Sandstone)

Use a white or light gray primer.
Apply light tan base coat.
Wash with a reddish-brown.
Brush with light tan.
Drybrush with a pale flesh color.

Gray (Granite)

Use a gray primer.
Wash with black.
Brush with medium gray.
Drybrush with light gray.

Metal Fixtures and Fittings

Iron

Not Oxidized

Paint dark gray.
Drybrush very lightly with light gray or metallic steel.

Oxidized

Paint dark red.
Brush with dark gray.
Drybrush very lightly with dark red.
Drybrush very lightly with orange.

Copper

Not Oxidized

Paint reddish-brown.
Drybrush lightly with red.
Drybrush very lightly with a dark orange.

Oxidized

Paint medium or bright green.
Drybrush reddish-brown.
Drybrush with red.
Drybrush with medium or bright green.

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