Recently I’ve become aware of a trend to paint the often garishly-coloured miniatures and game components you find in modern board games.
My first attempt was with Mice and Mystics, and now I’m working on Alien Frontiers.
This time, I decided to prototype my colour schemes digitally. To do this, photographed the components just after priming, so the base colour has been neutralized.
Then I processed the images, cropping them, making them black and white, and enhancing the contrast and brightness to bring out the detail.
And finally, I load them into Pixelmator on my iPad, and Experiment with layers.
Hopefully I can come up with something interesting 🙂
Oh, and one thing I just noticed while looking at other people’s designs, the above Field Generator is missing one of it’s towers. I just assumed that gap was a docking bay or port or something. I’ve contacted the game publisher about this to see about a replacement.
*** Update *** A replacement Field Generator is en-route. More to paint!