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Offline RAGIII

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Slow progress on 1/32nd figures: ist is Frank Luke
« on: August 24, 2022, 07:34:46 AM »
I have gone back to working on some figures I started a while back...OK years ago. First up is the Pegaso Frank Luke: I am still attempting to learn how to use Acrylics.
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Offline DaddyO

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Re: Slow progress on 1/32nd figures: ist is Frank Luke
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2022, 07:54:10 AM »
Coming along nicely RAGIII

Certainly a learning curve to using acrylics (I remember switching to them when I restarted painting figures a few years ago after growing up on enamels and oil based paints)

A few things that might help are -
i) Try a wet pallet - keeps the paints from drying out too quickly so that you can go back to the exact same mix for touch ups etc. (easy and cheap to make one or you can buy a ready made version)
ii) Add some glaze medium or retarder which help to slow down the drying time and stop the paint flooding into all the creases and seams as it dries; allows colours to be blended on the figure like enamels
iii) People tell you to thin the paint and apply in layers which is correct, but not really helpful. I thin to at least a milky consistency and usually thinner (60 - 80% water) but the trick is to allow the paint to dry after applying to see how the colour works (as the water evaporates the 'true' colour appears) This is one of the main reasons people struggle painting white.

Hope they help - feel free to ask if there's a specific problem which I might be able to help with

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Re: Slow progress on 1/32nd figures: ist is Frank Luke
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2022, 09:10:44 AM »
i certainly wouldn't want to be on his bad side!