How to paint
your 25mm scale castle models for tabletop wargaming
It's real easy
to paint castle models. First, prime the whole thing with a gray Citadel
or other acetone based spray primer. You can use a lacquer based
primer if you clean the model first to remove the mold release.
Standard acrylic water based paints work best. Paint
the wood doors and floors a medium brown. Afterwards, wash the whole
model with a diluted blank ink wash. The black wash will darken
up the gray and brown slightly and it will run into the details
on the model. After the wash dries, dry bush the stone with a medium
gray and then give it a light second dry brush with a lighter gray. For
the wood areas, just dry brush with a lighter brown. Best tip,
use a wide stiff bristled brush for dry brushing the walls. It goes
much faster. Lastly, paint the little details any way you like and
finally spray on a protective top coat of Krylon clear matte.