Brush Painting 101

Some images shot on my ancient camera. I’ve been thinking about launching a GoFundMe page to raise money to buy a new camera. I wasn’t kidding about the camera thing. Yaller Dawg decals. WATCH THAT PROP!!! I think this aircraft was probably painted up in “warpaint” as a publicity stunt to show off North American …

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I think that it’s time that I faced up to the fact that this may be the one thing I do really well. Big sigh. Here we have applied a second coat and done the stippling to “feather” the edges of the camouflage. I explain how this works in this blog entry. I have seen …

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I am very close to admitting defeat. No matter how I arrange and re-arrange, there does not appear to be any way to produce a simple “tutorial” on how to paint camouflage. My soldiers, I am truly sorry. Perhaps we will see Jerusalem next year. The problem is that once you know how to do …

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The secret of Brush Cleaning Kung Fu has been passed down by Wu Chi Masters of Ancient China. It was encased in the tanned intestine of a snow leopard and carried by specially trained monkeys to a far off monastery where it has remained for one thousand years. It was never to be revealed to …

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The secret to brush painting has two parts. Part one. Get the right paint. I’ve done some reviews where I’ve tried to point out some good paint. Revell Aqua Color is best, followed by Testors Model Master Acryl, Badger Model Flex, and/or Tamiya or Vallejo Model Air in a pinch. Part two. Good brushes made …

Continue reading Brush Painting 101: Lesson 4

So far, we’ve painted some stripes that resemble invasion stripes using only a brush and some strips of painted decal. Now we’re going to paint a camouflage pattern and then using a stippling technique to give it a “feathered” edge. First, I just paint on some Polly Scale U.S. olive drab and sand and let …

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I determined that the stripes needed decals to make them as “clean” as a mask and spray job. So I took a piece of clear decal film and painted it with the Insignia Blue (Vallejo Steel Blue). IMPORTANT: Do not paint the piece of decal material right up to the edge. If paint is taken …

Continue reading Brush Painting 101: Lesson 2

I think there is a need for “more basic” information on using brushes to paint. So I’ll do what I can to provide that. I’ve been pondering the whole “brush painting doesn’t work” meme and trying to figure out how to respond to it–so I’ll do some entries here showing basic techniques and hope it …

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