Jump to content
  • entries
    113
  • comments
    253
  • views
    28,028

D3721. Step 19.

Mick Bonwick

398 views

Pigments have been used to simulate the rusty surface of the exhaust silencer assembly.

 

The technique is to pick up pigment particles from the lid of the pot rather than plunge the brush into the pot itself. This means that the finest particles are being used to apply to the subject. The brush used is a filbert, chosen for its soft but firm bristles and rounded shape. I like soft, firm and rounded. Only small quantities are used, because it is only a suggestion of rust, and not a flaking, encrusted pile.

 

blogentry-2194-0-85201700-1534065930_thumb.jpg

  • Like 1


2 Comments


Recommended Comments

I commented, back in June, that I was looking forward to this thread, with the hope of picking up some useful tips.  I can now say that it is proving to be a mine of information and I am enjoying your descriptions of the various processes that you use.

 

Somehow, no matter how good the detail, RTR plastic models look 'plastic'.  It has been fascinating to watch how you have changed that, especially in the later stages, when you have applied the fine pigment particles. The changes are subtle but extremely effective.

 

It may be a quite a leap from a rather oily diesel to a 19th century express locomotive but there are many thing I can take from your examples. 

 

Now, how to represent the use of tallow, to bring that 'scalloped' look that early engine cleaners like to create?  :)

Share this comment


Link to comment

 

Now, how to represent the use of tallow, to bring that 'scalloped' look that early engine cleaners like to create?  :)

 

Now there's a challenge! I suspect we might be heading towards some isopropyl alcohol and a Tamiya cotton swab, but that would necessitate a new thread . . . . . . . .

Share this comment


Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.