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    by Published on 07-28-2014 05:35 AM
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    The Black Devil - Soviet Naval Infantry WWII

    Youngs Miniatures, 1/10 scale, Bust

    Painted by 10 ball, July 2014

    All painted with acrylics, VMC & GW. W&N series 7 brushes, sizes 0 / 1



    Hello,

    Thought I would do an article for beginner’s on a larger scale. When I say beginner’s I mean experienced painters who havent moved up to over 54mm scales.

    This is also an exercise for me in painting black, which is a challenge.

    If you don’t fancy painting this bust, the techniques will apply to any.

    As to avoid repeating myself though the whole guide I will say this at the beginning –

    1. WATER DOWN THE PAINTS TO AROUND A MILK CONSISTENCY.
    2. LET EACH LAYER OF PAINT DRY BEFORE MOVING ON TO THE NEXT LAYER.
    3. REMEMBER CONTRAST, CONTRAST & MORE CONTRAST.
    4. TAKE YOUR TIME & ENJOY !


    STAGE 1. – PREP & CLEAN UP (Approx 1 – 2 hours)

    Vital to get a good finish is good preparation. Take your time and get all those pesky mold lines and resin marks off. Is also a good idea to wash the resin
    with dish soap to remove any grease etc








    Get a good join between the parts, file to get a good fit. Assemble to see if all is ok but don’t glue yet. I always get the metal rod attached at this stage as to avoid drilling the ...
    by Published on 10-04-2013 07:33 AM
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    A beginners guide to winning a finalist Pin
    by 10 ball


    First of all this is not meant to be a step by step copy guide, more of a inspire you type thingy.
    I know there are loads of you out there who want to do well at GD, I've been going for years and
    up to a few years ago kept getting knocked back each time. I nearly gave up but the love of
    painting got me through and going back for more, so here are a few tips on how ...
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