Nov 2, 2021
Yep. I agree. Good job.
Here's how I paint my figures.
These are from Aspen modeling company.
After a thorough cleaning that I end with a good soak in Isopropyl alcohol, I prime the models in black acrylics with the airbrush
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.
This gives me a perfect shaded foundation for the paint job that will be all done with brushes and acrylics.
That head at left has a facial expression which has me thinking he had some bad beans for dinner last night....
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...
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.
It should NOT be laid as a wash, but in thin layers without pooling in the recesses.
Four layers of glaze.
Here I have added a layer of medium rust to warm up the color a bit.
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.
Here I have painted all the details and the legs with dark rust mixed with black.
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.
Mix a dark brown wash and gently apply it around all the details to highlight them.
Like the details, especially the saddle blankets!
Been over a year now, missing updates on Graff's work!
Same here! Hoping he is well and keeping busy model railroading!