After the tower was sealed in a couple of coats of wood glue and black paint, it was time to get some color on the tower!
I blocked in most of the major color areas with my airbrush, then went to town with a cheap wash made of equal parts black acrylic, brown acrylic, and clear acrylic medium.
After the first coat of wash dried, I went through with a light dry brush over the whole model. This helped bring out a lot of the raised details.
Then I picked out some individual stones to paint lighter colors, and added some wood grain to the timbers. Then everything got another series of washes, with either a moss green with clear acrylic, or Payne’s Grey with clear acrylic. This aged everything up a bit, and added a more lived-in feeling to the model.
Something this big and cool looking needs a base to tie it all together, so that will be the next step in the project!