Now that Chaos of Cthulhu has arrived in homes and places of worship around the world, cultist have begun asking about painting suggestions for the grey resin Player Token that comes in the game. So we put together a little guide for how we painted ours.
There are numerous designs and styles to draw inspiration from when painting your token, we decided to make ours look a bit like a found relic.
STEP 1: The first thing we recommend before painting your token is giving it a quick bath. Ready a small amount of water with a drop of dish soap. Then gently scrub it with an old toothbrush. Or just rubbing your fingers over it should do. Then rinse and dry it off.
STEP 2: Cover the entire Token with a coat of primer. We chose to use Testors Black Matte Primer.
STEP 3: We wanted the Token to have an aged copper feel to it. So we created a teal color mixing together some green, blue and white. We then dry brushed the color into the background areas of the Token. If you get paint anywhere you do not want it, just wiped it off with a paper towel.
STEP 4: Using a gold paint pen, we gave the gate symbol a stroke. Once it dried, we flipped it over and scribbled across the back until it was covered in gold streaks. After letting the back dry, then cover the edges in gold.
STEP 5: Once the gold is dry, cover the Token in a black wash. We used Vallejo Black Wash. This gives the coin a dirty weathered look. It doesn’t take much to get this effect, so use the wash sparingly.
STEP 6: Lastly, we gave the Token a coat of anti-shine to dull the paint and age it a bit more.