Monday, August 05, 2013

String detail

Packing stringDetail painting is one of those jobs I really enjoy. Noodling away with a small paint brush and tiny amounts of paint, bringing a model alive, it's a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours or so in the evening.

The noodling this time is on some Skytrex boxes and crates. After their initial coat of colour, there's all sorts of string to be painted. Being raised detail, it's easy to take a small brush and rub it along the "string" to colour it.

The method is more like dry-brushing than normal painting. The detail pulls paint from the brush which hopefully means that the end result is neat, although a brush full of turps is handy to remove mistakes just in case!

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