Do I Have to Do Everything Around Here?

I don’t use masking tape for two reasons: 1) It leaves a raised line at the edge, and 2) it pulls up acrylic paint. So I learned not to use it. BUT!! I AM open to learning new things. Today, I watched this video from the talented Robin Sealark. In it, she explains that one
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I came up with an idea called the “finish chain” that I thought was important, but it really needed more of an explanation than I could provide in a single blog entry. So I’m going to try, here, to explain the idea a little further, despite the fact that I know very well that my
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I almost bought a bottle of Golden Acrylic Matte Varnish today, just to prove that I’m a man. So, we’ll just have to pretend that I have some. Here’s the deal. I’m always encountering a forum poster who is crying loudly about his matte varnish drying to a frosty froth. Not clear. Frosty. Now, on
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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
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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
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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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