IF YOU ARE BUYING YOUR PAINTS AT THE HOBBY STORE.
YOU'RE PAYING WAY TO MUCH. I FIND THESE PAINTS AT
A LOCAL VARIETY STORE IN THE "ARTS & CRAFTS" SECTION.
YOU BASICALLY GET 3 TIMES THE PAINT FOR 1/3 THE PRICE.
KEEP YOUR EYES PEALED AND YOU'LL SAVE A SMALL FORTUNE.
WHERE TO START....
PRIMING - Is key to hindering any oils or sometimes slow releasing materials that can
cause resistance to the adhesion of your paints.
I find myself using less aerosols and morewater - based brush application.
BRUSHES - Ranging from fine to broad and many sizes in between will save you
so much time and hastle. You will eventually just know by looking which brush is perfect.
A couple of old house-paint brushes can come in handy for many applications.( click here )
After a nice primer coat, it's time for some fun. Color blocking is the first technique. It is really
just a quick distribution of colors in their appropriate areas. You should be somewhat selective
on where your colors stop and start. Then you can just keep on progressing and not have to go
back and touch-up. Especially after laying down some cool effects!!!
Let's talk grime and shading......
I've been making what I call "grime" for years. It basically is a small dab of black and any brown you wish.
Mixed with a high concentrate of water. Don't make it to black, you want a subtle shading effect.
You want to slop on a generous portion of grime (try and keep it somewhat controlled).
Really make sure all creases and details are filled. Make sure the mix stays plenty moist!
Next, take some dry tissue and brush it cross grain to the details. You want to
somewhat clean the highlights and leave the shadows behind. And always remember....
You can paint over it.
PATCH N FILL
ACW CAVALRY ALAMO