söndag 29 januari 2012
In my bock painting vehicles is all about non uniformity, the base paint does not need to be smooth and even, rather the opposite, the more color variations the better as this will give the model a realistic look. I tend to start with some thing that looks very sloppy and then I work it over by layers building up a more coherent color but with subtle variations in the background which I find gives the model more depth and realism. Add some nice weathering to this and you go from something that looks like a painted toy to something that looks more like a miniature of something real. Of course the method to use depends on what results you want.
So the first step is to paint a thing layer of your base paint over a black base coat. This layer will look strange but dont wory.
Second step is to give it a bit of a wash or ink to give the recesses some deeper color. One can also paint in the lines with a darker color by hand, you do not have to be super neat about it.
The third stage is to drybrush the model with the base color.
The fourth and fifth stage is just to bring the color up by latest two additional tones.
After this you start over with stage two and work your way up again. you can do this as many times as needed. I usually go for two turns to get some more shades in there.
Then it is on the some weathering, details and such, that will be the next stage for me.
Until later then..