Hints - General Painting Tips

 

 

GENERAL PAINTING TIPS

 

I have used a number of different paints to paint my models and this is what I found out. When painting resin models I would generally us an acrylic paint which gives good results, but when painting models made from Herculite I generally use the poster paint for the undercoat with acrylic paint for the next 2 layers. But a number of people I know just use normal house paint which will work as well.

I have been asked which colours would you recommend. What I have hound that all you need is 10 basic colours which you can mix.

1) Lemon Yellow

6) Titanium White

2) Vermmmillon

7) Sap Green

3) Uitmarine

8) Yellow Ochre

4) Burnt Umber

9) Burnt Sienna

5) Cerulean Blue

10) Black

 

PAINTING YOUR MODELS (CASTLE GREY)  
   

Normally there is 3 levels of paint.

 

Level 1 - Dark Grey

Mix the paint as follows - 3 parts Black and 1 Part White

 

Level 2 - Medium Grey

Mix the paint as follows 1 Part black + 2 parts white

 

Level 3 - Light Grey

Mix the paint as follows 2 parts white to 1/8 black.

   
PAINTING YOUR MODELS (EARTH TONE)  
   

The earth tones shown would normally be used for fieldstone walls and floors

 

Level 1 - Dark Brown

This would be the base coat

 

Level 2 - Medium Orange-Brown

This level should be dry brushed.

 

Level 3 - Light Cream

This is the last level and should be lightly dry brushed.

   
PAINTING YOUR MODELS (RED BRICK)  
   

The Red Brick shown would normally be used for brick floors and roofs.

 

Level 1 - Dark Brick

This would be the base coat

 

Level 2 - Medium Brick

This level should be dry brushed.

 

Level 3 - Light Brick

This is the last level and should be lightly dry brushed.

   
PAINTING YOUR MODELS (DESERT STONE COLOUR)  
   

The Desert Stone shown would normally be used for brick floors and roof for Egyptian models.

 

Level 1 - Dark Desert

This would be the base coat

 

Level 2 - Medium Desert

This level should be dry brushed.

Level 3 - Light Desert

This is the last level and should be lightly dry brushed.

 

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