Classic "Goblin Green" Base

Classic "Goblin Green" Base

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    02 Apr 2022
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    02 Apr 2022
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I wanted to replicate a classic 80's-90's style base with paints that are currently available. This is what I came up with.

Before painting, I made the decision to base my miniature with the most uniform sand I had. I wanted to keep it free of extra visual interest and as flat as possible.

  1. I basecoated the sand with Vallejo Goblin Green , the Citadel equivalent being Warboss Green . I kept this very thin, to ensure it ran into the recesses of the sand. I did a couple of coats to get decent coverage.
  2. Then, I washed the sand with Athonian Camoshade and Lahmian Medium 1:1. This was to reduce staining on the raised part of the sand.
  3. Now, I dry brushed with Straken Green .
  4. I mixed a little White Scar into some Yriel Yellow , until it was close to the tone of Dorn Yellow and then did another, lighter drybrush.
  5. Add a little extra White Scar to the mix and added a few random dots on raised grains of sand. I looked for areas that had caught a lot if pigment when drybrushing and used to dots to make it look more natural.
  6. Finally, finish of the base with a few coats of Vallejo Goblin Green or Warboss Green and you are done.

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Citadel Painting System 7
Shade 1
  • Athonian Camoshade
Layer 5
  • Dorn Yellow
  • Straken Green
  • Warboss Green
  • White Scar
  • Yriel Yellow
Technical 1
  • Lahmian Medium
Vallejo Game Color
Base 1
  • 72.030 Goblin Green
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