Model Painting

Before the actu­al paint­ing can be start­ed, the items are pre­pared by fil­ing and clean­ing, after which they are primed with a good qual­i­ty spray paint.

For fig­ure paint­ing, oil-based (alkyd) and water-based (acrylic) paints are used — some­times in com­bi­na­tion. How­ev­er, not mixed togeth­er as liq­uid, but one type can be over­coat­ed with the oth­er.

The oil-based col­ors are best dilut­ed with rec­ti­fied French tur­pen­tine. Among the oil col­ors are Hum­brol, Mod­el Mas­ter, Lefranc & Bour­geois, Rem­brandt, and Win­sor & New­ton wide­ly used; and among the water col­ors, Valle­jo and Scale­col­or are rec­om­mend­ed.

For fig paint, Kolin­sky Red Sablre or fer­ret hair brush­es are used in dif­fer­ent sizes. A whole range of tech­niques are avail­able to mas­ter light and shade, typ­i­cal­ly paint­ing in many lay­ers before the result is sat­is­fac­to­ry. The degree of math­e­mat­ics can sub­se­quent­ly be adjust­ed by using var­nish types in, for exam­ple, mat, gloss and satin.

(click on the pic­tures for more infor­ma­tion on tools and how the char­ac­ters are paint­ed)

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