Painting for a beginner!!!
Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:08 PM
1) Paints, I need 19 colours my hobby store prices these at Â£3 each which works out rather exspensive! any recommendations of places to look?
2) 3 of these paints are "flat" colours which mean what exactly? I assume I use these as the primeing colours & spray whilst parts are still on the spurs?
Any help greatfully appreciated....
Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:22 PM
What kind of vehicle? You can probably skip some of the colors. If a part is hard to see on the finished model it doesn't matter if it isn't the "correct" color.
If you are new to modeling, it's probably better to keep the painting simple and maybe not paint every little thing. That can come with practice. Don't base you're expectations on the models you see on this site, these guys are experts!
Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:37 PM
thought it best to buy the colours suggested as most of them are common and would be used on more models in the future! just want to make sure I cover all aspects rather then spending hours painting each peice to find I could have done it a quicker way
Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:35 AM
Like I said in pm a lot of time you can leave the blak plastic part that is supposed to be black untainted and it will look just fine. Get yourself a bottle of Future/Klear/Pledge with future shine. It gives a nice glossy cote and can be applied by a brush. One cote on a flat black piece for instance gives it a perfect semi-gloss appearance.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:59 AM
Tamiya and Hasegawa are known for using 2 to 3 colors to be mixed to get the final color.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:48 PM
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