The San Miguel Central RR in On30

Graff Nov 2, 2021

  1. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Yep. I agree. Good job.
     
  2. Graff

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    Thanks!
    Here's how I paint my figures.
    These are from Aspen modeling company.
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    After a thorough cleaning that I end with a good soak in Isopropyl alcohol, I prime the models in black acrylics with the airbrush
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    Then i mix a medium grey paint that I airbrush at a 45° to almost horizontal angle from above, leaving the black paint in the negative spaces.
    I finish with white that I airbrush almost vertical.
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    This gives me a perfect shaded foundation for the paint job that will be all done with brushes and acrylics.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That head at left has a facial expression which has me thinking he had some bad beans for dinner last night....
     
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  4. Graff

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    Here's how I do it.
    I use water-based paints and the most important thing is to use a slow drying medium! Otherwise it will not work...
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    The smallest brush I'll use is a #3.

    I will paint a "Bay color" horse, so as the base color I use light rust.
    It is mixed with slow drying medium and water to make a glaze.
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    It should NOT be laid as a wash, but in thin layers without pooling in the recesses.

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    Four layers of glaze.

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    Here I have added a layer of medium rust to warm up the color a bit.

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    Mix a lighter version of the base color by using a little white and apply on the lightest surfaces.
    I glaze the legs with medium rust.

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    Here I have painted all the details and the legs with dark rust mixed with black.

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    All of the details are highlighted with lighter versions of their base color.
    the eyes are painted dark brown.
    The metal fittings are painted in aluminum.

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    Mix a dark brown wash and gently apply it around all the details to highlight them.

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    Finished!
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  5. Kurt Moose

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    Beautiful horse!

    Like the details, especially the saddle blankets!
     
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  6. Kurt Moose

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    Been over a year now, missing updates on Graff's work!:(
     
  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Same here! Hoping he is well and keeping busy model railroading!
     
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