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Painting guide

It’s time to turn these Dungeon Depths into dungeon delights, as we tackle the bundle of scenery made for fantasy adventuring

Mantic has been in the terrain game for a while now, with small items like doors, chests and consoles featuring in the like of its dungeon-crawling board games Dungeon Saga and Star Saga, but the publisher’s TerrainCrate series takes its environmental decoration to the next level.

Packed to the gunwales with imaginative pieces of scenery, from very small rats to a large and solid bookcase, these sets do a spectacular job of adding character to your table. Whether you’re playing Dungeons & Dragons or depicting the sweeping battlefield of a full-blown wargame, these push the immersion level up to 11.

Every single one of the 73 pieces found in the Dungeon Depths box comes pre-assembled, which means you can plonk them on the table straight out of the box. But with such beautiful detail it would be an absolute shame not to get them painted.

This month’s guide will help you do just that, covering the painting of almost every element in the Dungeon Depths box. Whilst each piece of terrain features in many of these separate guides, all you need to do is combine the ones you need for the piece you are working on.



Rather than the usual four-stage technique used for most guides, this guide uses diff erent techniques at diff erent stages. Here you will find a brief outline of what to do for each of these stages.


This involves applying several thin layers to create a flat, even colour. This is usually the foundation for each other step.


This involves applying a flat layer, generally over a basecoat, but leaving the recesses showing the base colour.

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