Alien Drinking Hole 3

The Alien Drinking Hole is painted in a purple with red accept scheme.  Base coat was first a spray of black paint, then a spray of purple paint.  The rough ribbed base dry brushed easily, taking coats of paint with little effort.  As usual, I had a bit of trouble with highlights.  First efforts were done with purple mixed with bleach bone, but I was left with an underwhelming pasty color.  At that point, I added red as an accent & pounded on the high lights to bring the eye up the body of the terrain.  Final touch is a bit of two part water effect in the basin to add the “drinking” portion of the “hole.”  The water effect is tinted with a bit of orange, but the ink effect is very minimal.

 Nid hole painted

Nid Hole painted close


  1. #1 by xenite on October 1, 2007 - 4:04 pm

    Icky, I don’t want it to touch me. Congratulations, it is a successful model!!

  2. #2 by Jason Klotz on November 1, 2007 - 2:40 pm

    Unrelated, but inspired by your creation…

    Do you have any recommendations for building a field of giant mushrooms for roleplaying, in the 25-28mm range? I’m contemplating doing a large cavern and would like to add a small section of mushrooms too one side for effect.


  3. #3 by chicagoterrainfactory on November 1, 2007 - 3:25 pm

    Most of the techniques used with the drinking hole will also work for mushrooms. Apoxie sculpt is a good product to use for a low detail terain project. Do you make molds? I think a two part mold would be the best way to go inorder to capture the curvy nature of mushrooms.

    Evil Bob’s has a line of mushrooms that are a good source of inspiration for this sort of project.

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