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 it dry.
Then I get the stippling brush (a cut-down Humbrol No. 4 “Palpo” brush) and dip it into some of the sand color.
I dab away at the paper until I get the “fuzzy” dots you see here at the top.
I dab the brush gently long the demarcation, taking care not to apply too much paint, but also watching for when the paint runs out and I need to do another dip and dab.
A beginner is going to want to know what kind of brushes to buy.
I recommend the “Painta” brushes from Revell. They come in a pack of six and you should be able to do just about everything with this set of brushes.
In addition to this set, I’d recommend a larger (1/4 inch) camel (squirrel) hair brush. Get this from a Michael’s or Hobby Lobby or Blick’s art supplies. You need this only for applying Future as a clear coat.
Here’s a shot of my “paint mule” with a wild and wonderful scheme. The result of experimentation, research and development.