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Painting passable figures without pain or suffering and rapidly fixing up already painted figures. Painting and fixing figures. Problems with commercial painted figures. Popeye! Flat, no contrast Colors too bright and toy-like or otherwise off. Bad proportions. What we really want.

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problems with commercial painted figures
Problems with commercial painted figures
  • Popeye!
  • Flat, no contrast
  • Colors too bright and toy-like or otherwise off.
  • Bad proportions
what we really want
What we really want
  • Shadows and contrast
  • Grungy working stiffs in messy industries
  • Faces with some character
  • Colors closer to what we like
tools
Tools
  • Good brushes - Winsor Newton\'s
  • Knife, file, flush cutter and putty for figure prep
  • If you add pins, pin vise, drills Xuron cutter
  • Needle nose pliers for bending
  • Ceramic dish or CD as palette
art of the quick fix
Art of the quick fix
  • Acrylic ink washes
  • Dry brushing
  • Judicious touchups and detailing
  • Weathering powders
preparation
Preparation
  • Trim the flash
  • Add pins if needed
  • Fill holes or carve on problem areas
  • Prime, white grey or sometimes black
colors
Colors
  • Advantages of working with a limited color palette
  • Colors that work we together
  • Colors that look good under our lighting
general procedure
General procedure
  • Paint in dressing order, from the skin out
  • Try to avoid painting between two already painted portions
  • Paint several figures at a time
sloppy painting
Sloppy painting
  • Thinned acrylic paints are self shading
  • A wash of dark acrylic ink can add deep shadow detail to figures
  • Drybrushing lighter colors pops out highlights
detail work
Detail work
  • Black lining
  • Small details
special effects
Special effects
  • Add gloss for leather or oiled hair
  • Add extra goodies using putty or paper
  • Look at some of the military modeling groups for true insanity
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