Like all our hard-foam products, the Cathedral Ruin can be painted easily and quickly. In our two examples "Summer" and "Winter", we each used the technique dry brushing. Best you use two or three color gradations on the model. Start with a shade of lighter gray. We have used the landscape color gray of NOCH. In the second step, you go with a slightly lighter shade of gray, e.g. Stone Gray of Vallejo again over the ruins and emphasizes edges and surfaces. Lastly, you can "highlight" the sharp edges with a white color (only very less color in the brush!). The shingles you can paint like roof tiles in a red shade. If the whole thing should look weathered, just "wash" with a "mud tone" of brown-black. Work with a wet brush. You can do the statues with a sandstone tone. A shade that tends to beige-brown could be perfect. wash with a wet brush and a dark, mossy shade of green over the stones so you are able to give the stones on the ground a little more "weather".
In the summer version, you can now set even more highlights with our static grass, the deco moss and other flock and litter materials. It feels especially cool when you cover the joints between the floor tiles with static grass - this lifts your ruin into the next level.
In the winter version, by the way - perfect for e.g. Frost-Grave fans, you can not miss our snow and winter products. We applied the snowpaste with a bristle brush. Do not worry if the paste is initially quite "angular" on the model. At room temperature, the paste begins to "run" after a certain time. The material smoothes itself and clings to the ground. If that does not look good enough, we did not like it right away! :-) you can improve the result with a big wet bristle brush. The paste is water-soluble and therefore, so long as it is not dried, the paste can be perfectly modeled. The best thing is to dab the bristle brush from above into the snow paste and push the "snow" into all the cracks and joints of the ruin. You repeat that until you're satisfied with the result. Additional to that we spend the flagstones a frost layer. Simply apply the bristle brush with a little bit of paste (only very, very little) and then spread it on the floor with the wet brush. When the whole thing is dry, just a hint of the snow paste will leave behind with a light, subtle glittering effect - like hoarfrost in the early morning!