Ruins of Gothic Cathedral - Painting guide

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Ruins of the Gothic Cathedral - Painting Guide

Today I want to present you a small tutorial on how to paint, the model of the Gothic Cathedral ruins. A similar painting scheme can also be applied to other models of ruins. At the same time, I encourage you to experiment with your own choice of colors.

Step 1 - Primer and the first shading

As a primer, I used Citadel - Standard Gray spray. Then shading done by semi dry brush, I used Vallejo paints - Gold Brown.

Step 2 - Another shading

I made the next two layers of shading using the same method, but less precisely so as not to cover the entire previous layer of paint. I used successively Vallejo - Dark Sand and Bone White paints.
Then in places where I wanted to get the impression of stronger dirt and moss I used Citadel Shade - Reikland Fleshshade and Biel-Tan Green. Because these paints are slightly shiny, to compensate for this effect, I added some dirty water left after cleaning the brushes.

Step 3 - Brightening

At the end I lightened the slightly more convex spots of the model, as well as the edges. I used a mix of white paint and Vallejo Bone White for this.
Here's the end result.

Pictures, unfortunately, I made by phone, so they do not fully reflect the colors. I hope, however, that you like this little tutorial and it will help you achieve a satisfactory result.

Waiting for comments and suggestions :) maybe you have your own idea how to paint this type of model, and maybe you would change something.


Post comments (5)

21 November 2018

I find your painting scheme very interesting. I never paint some piece of scenary like that, but I would for sure use your style. Except for the green, I would use it less. Nice work!

25 April 2019

Love your style, the green is very realistic of a old decaying building nice touch :)

27 September 2020

Wow, thank you for sharing photo - steps about painting this awesome ruins for table top gaming. You inspire me to use green paint in the "aging" & "weathering" of the ruins, simulating moss/algae staining & decay of time. For my Gothic Ruins I added bits of moss here in there as I've seen in photos of UK Gothic ruins.

17 July 2021

This is fantastic! Where did you buy this kit?

18 July 2021

I did it :)

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