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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks John any tips for painting him???

I was going to spray him black. Then paint the skin first with a lighter under coat picking out the highlights in a lighter tone. Same with the overalls, with black feet. Arms and head were going to be made moveable on cocktail sticks. The wood will be just painted various shades of black with brown for the top surfaces. In hindsight ascribing the wood before gluing into position would have been a good idea to pick out the grain.  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon Cameron wrote:
Thanks John any tips for painting him???

I was going to spray him black. Then paint the skin first with a lighter under coat picking out the highlights in a lighter tone. Same with the overalls, with black feet. Arms and head were going to be made moveable on cocktail sticks. The wood will be just painted various shades of black with brown for the top surfaces. In hindsight ascribing the wood before gluing into position would have been a good idea to pick out the grain.  


Ok here goes

1. Once all filling is done spray him in grey primer including his head if not glued in place already





2. I always use Humbrol Enamel -  Then brush on your blue overall colour you can blend this in with dabs of light grey to mix and match as you go but dont brush this out to far (dont worry if it looks odd at this stage)



3. While this is drying, paint the white of his eyes and his mouth once this is dry paint in his eyelashes and the pupils as tiny dots (problem is too many model folk get huge eyes so they look like there on illegal medication or sat on a broom handle... )



Sorry cant find a pic of this stage...

4. Paint a base coat of flesh on his head and hands and again blend in with pale cream and I also use light sand / earth to add tonal differences, also  add a touch of red to the mix for cheeks as they tend to be a different shade - good guide look in the mirror -  or look at how people look in real life everybody looks different in their skin tones



5. Paint in his shirt and hands taking care to carefully cut back to leave a sharp edge where the hands are part of the body moulding, Paint his boots matt black tend to lighten my matt black and prefer a very dark grey - Revel Tarmac works well



6. Paint in his hair and eyebrows and his cap, try to use a contrasting shade for his cap - remember if he has a railway greese top the peak and the cap top need to be satin black with the side of the cap rim matt black and under the peak should be a shade of green (depends how nick picking you are)



7. Mix a thin wash of matt black with thinners and brush this on allowing to flow into the folds in the clothing and if he has dirty hands on his hands as well..



8. Now comes the fun, dry brush the body colours with a very pale mix of the original shade jut to pick out the folds in clothing to add in highlights etc.



9. Finally paint in his lips in a very pale pink/ red shade and then touch in the eyes and mouth with gloss varnish - the eyes will then acquire a sparkle and look alive  

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As regards the wood work use several washes of dirty thinners to accentuate the grain rather than paint the wood, wipe off the washes as soon as they are on to let the grain show through, also use wire wool to cut the stain back where there would be wear and traffic that would naturally keep the wood work cleaner
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's going to be soooooo cool!
I have terrible trouble saying 'long boilered roller' and usually come out with 'long roillered boller'  

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How it looks at the minute, (I think )

Painting will commence tonight.
Also I'll make a start on adding some other details.


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Looking good now!
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Thanks Patrick
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 Time for some brasso too.  
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That would be good, but gotta get the other brass bits made first
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How'd the show go?
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John Besley wrote:
How'd the show go?


Went well, but didn't get any further with the roller, but it attracted a fair but of attention

Here's a link to the show report.
http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/about97015.html
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loving the roller, and that figure Jon
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