The Devil in Delphi Part 2...
Next part of the Where Heroes Dare! Delphi board construction are the ruins and free standing terrain items to flesh it out for Adventure.
I used foamcore for the base of the ruins and blue and white foam on top. The pillars were cylinders cut from 2 inch thick blue foam sheets and then scored vertically with a pen cap to rib them. They were then distressed with a utility knife and scored horizontally to form their "stacks". The foam ruins were glued using wood glue and then given a coat of plaster that was dabbled on to create more texture. After the plaster cured a mixture of aquarium sand, wood glue and water was applied to the ruins. Using a spoon I poured coarse sand and crushed shells around the ruin edges to create more detail. I then applied a second layer of wood glue and water to seal it.
Now the painting! I first laid out my palette on a piece of trash bag. My colors were Black, Terracotta, and Olive green. I mixed the olive green with the black and used that as an overall base coat. I then randomly dabbed on some terracotta here and there for variance. I then loaded a new palette; White, Cream, and Payne's Grey. I use a mixture of these to roughly brush highlights on the still tacky base coat. I would go back with some straight white and do a rough dry brush to pick out more highlights.