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Title: Zone Mortalis Tutorial
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BigWill - September 3, 2012 11:03 PM (GMT)
Here is a tutorial on how I paint my Zone Mortalis tiles.
You will need the following
Grey Primer
Black Primer
Model Master Semi-Gloss spray
The following Vallejo Air paints
Hull Red
Barley Grey
Neutral Grey
The following GW dry paints
Longbeard Grey
Teminatus Stone
Praxie White
The following AK Interactive Streaking grimes (thinned enamel paint,I think he uses humbrol)
Winter Streaking Grime (Olive Green)
Streaking Grime (Medium Brown)
Rust (Orange Brown)
Dark Streaking Grime(burnt umber)
Blue/Brown wash for panzers (Blue with Brown added)
Odorless Paint Thinner
Masking Fluid


The tile is black and needs to be washed before painting,just like any resin
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I give it a light coat of Tamiya Grey Primer because it is very durable and will help me see where my Black primer lands
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I then prime the tile black trying not to hit the center of floor tiles,but it is not a big deal if you do)
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Then I spray the walls with Vallejo Hull Red and any metal Steel
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BigWill - September 3, 2012 11:39 PM (GMT)
Once I am at that stage I hit the whole thing with semi-gloss lacquer.
When dry I apply Masking fluid with a sponge on anything Hull Red
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Then I spray the walls Barley Grey
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After about 20 minutes I use my thumb to remove the masking fluid,revealing the chips
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Then I paint the floors Neutral Grey by hand being carful not to get it on the metal
I also paint the inside wall of the arches Buff
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Using The GW dry paints I drybrush the floor tiles first Grey,then stone,then white.
Makes for a convincing concrete effect
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BigWill - September 3, 2012 11:42 PM (GMT)
Now it is time for the AK interactive Streaking fluids
You can use full strength for streaks,mix with thinner 50/50 for a wash or mix with thinner 20/80 Paint to thinner for a filter.
So thinning the Winter Streaking Grime to a filter 20/80 I dampen the entire tile to make it the same tone.
Don't let it pool anywhere remove the excess by blotting the brush with paper towel if need be.
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Then I make a wash out of the regular Streaking Grime 50/50 and apply to the inner arches in an up and down paint the fence motion so it lightly streaks
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I also paint where the floors and walls meet with this mix
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I then wash any steel with the Blue/Brown wash thinned down to 30/70 paint to thinner.
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At this point I hit the model again with the semi gloss spray to seal in the work.
Then I take rust streaks and apply then dripping down from the larger chips,let dry a minute then take a flat brush damp with thinner and streaking it down like runoff
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I then do the same on the inner arches painted Buff with Dark Streaking Grime but use less drips just a few here and there
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When dry spray twice with the semi-gloss spray,it is a play surface after all and you are done
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BigWill - September 4, 2012 12:11 AM (GMT)
So when you look at the studio set on the FW site you see a few tiles with brick.
That is not on the model that was custom
For this method you need either textured Plastruct sheet.
I bought a few bricks,diamond plate,metal siding you can find it readily at a model train shop.

Now the mortalis arches are inset and hard to measure the regular way so I thought outside the box.

Using Tin foil I took a small piece and flattened it against the wall.
Then using a sharp knife I traced along the inner arch.

Take this piece you just cut out flip it over and you now have a template you can trace on the card.

(This is assuming you trace the shape on the untextured back of the sheet)

Cut out the shape on the card and glue in place with superglue

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