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  1. #121

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    Jesus you lunatic!! I bet that’s ages? Rather than a pen or brush could you not make a tool? Maybe a toothpick clued into an old brush handle? Either way mate don’t get despondent, it’s looking great

  2. #122

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthmarsh View Post
    Jesus you lunatic!! I bet that’s ages? Rather than a pen or brush could you not make a tool? Maybe a toothpick clued into an old brush handle? Either way mate don’t get despondent, it’s looking great
    Thanks tim! Yeah making a special tool is the way to go!

  3. #123

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    well if you have an AB you could try the following:
    - have a wooden cloth clip (something like this: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...MbuW0&usqp=CAc) close to the surface and at an angle
    - then aim the AB at the clip and spray.
    It will make a random dotted pattern.

    with the dilution of the paint and the distance of the clip from the surface and it's angle you can control the dot sizes and density (closer is smaller, I'm not sure now the dilution, but I think it was less dilution=smaller dots as the AB can't atomize it enough).

    Also you might need to do multiple 'layers' in multiple shades to get rid of some larger blobs + some touchups with a brush.

    But first test on a piece of paper/plastic. It will never be as uniform as the dotting you do with the brush so you may not like it at all. Also needs a bit of excercise to get a hang of it.
    I think it could work great as a rough base step, refined with the brush where needed later.

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    completely lazy and somewhat expensive way for iridescent wings: using colorshifts from companies (GA, Vallejo, etc. have colorshift lines) or iridescent/interference/oxide paints from GoldenAcrylics. Shaded with inks, highlighted with metallics(Scale75's white alchemy is great here)/iridescents(I have a GA irid white, that's niceish, but sometimes I can't see the diff between that and a light metallic color)


    edit: not a figure, but a paper from the AB-school, where it was part of the course: https://photos.app.goo.gl/8zv5RASuat5Dedpv8 (the brown dots in the background are made using the technique above)
    Last edited by MAXXxxx; 01-27-2021 at 10:02 AM.
    Forgot, that it works again.

  4. #124

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXxxx View Post
    well if you have an AB you could try the following:
    - have a wooden cloth clip (something like this: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...MbuW0&usqp=CAc) close to the surface and at an angle
    - then aim the AB at the clip and spray.
    It will make a random dotted pattern.

    with the dilution of the paint and the distance of the clip from the surface and it's angle you can control the dot sizes and density (closer is smaller, I'm not sure now the dilution, but I think it was less dilution=smaller dots as the AB can't atomize it enough).

    Also you might need to do multiple 'layers' in multiple shades to get rid of some larger blobs + some touchups with a brush.

    But first test on a piece of paper/plastic. It will never be as uniform as the dotting you do with the brush so you may not like it at all. Also needs a bit of excercise to get a hang of it.
    I think it could work great as a rough base step, refined with the brush where needed later.

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    completely lazy and somewhat expensive way for iridescent wings: using colorshifts from companies (GA, Vallejo, etc. have colorshift lines) or iridescent/interference/oxide paints from GoldenAcrylics. Shaded with inks, highlighted with metallics(Scale75's white alchemy is great here)/iridescents(I have a GA irid white, that's niceish, but sometimes I can't see the diff between that and a light metallic color)


    edit: not a figure, but a paper from the AB-school, where it was part of the course: https://photos.app.goo.gl/8zv5RASuat5Dedpv8 (the brown dots in the background are made using the technique above)
    Wow thanks Max! Thanks for the long post.. I will look into this for sure! Maybe with all these techniques in mind i will come up with something fast and nice. The problem with AB is the paint is lacquer base and i can't do it inside the house... I will try what i have in mind tonight and post the result, i just need to loosen up a bit, the dots doesn't need to be so small and so perfect, that is what is killing me.

  5. #125

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    found a video that shows it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpFMXH06Ts8
    apparently there are tools for it to make it easier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OjtDNog6iQ

    a similar without the wooden part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y59CMQJuS4c (messing with the airflow)

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    or bringing Deathmarsh idea further: some tool made from multiple sharpened wooden toothpicks to do multiple dots at the same time.
    Forgot, that it works again.

  6. #126

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    Thanks all for support and tricks!

    @MaX, thanks, the ab spatter technique is nice! But i wanted some regular dots, i can use it in other projects though.


    This is with a bigger brush, this time i try to go as fast as i can with a minimum brush control. It takes a fraction of the time, i should be done quick!

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  7. #127

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    Looks really good. One other thing you might want to look into is a dotting tool (https://www.amazon.com/customerpicks...6a1fe2912c2811) as a possible solution.

  8. #128

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekipage View Post
    Looks really good. One other thing you might want to look into is a dotting tool (https://www.amazon.com/customerpicks...6a1fe2912c2811) as a possible solution.


    Thanks equi! I don't think the dots tool carry much paint! My brush carry a big load of paint, my autonomy is remarkable, i do a section with about 2-3 loads only! I think a fond my tool now, a bigger brush for bigger dots and more autonomy and going super fast with minimum micro control. I just dont give a damn about absolute precision!! Micro painting for micro projects!
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  9. #129

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    Lol, i think i found serenity at the end of my madness!

    Hell with the dots, this is better!

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  10. #130

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    Looks like the steel is oxidizing or silver tarnishing. Great effect!

  11. #131

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    Wonderful stipple!!! Excellent technical prowess !!!

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    Thanks guys!! Really kind!!

    Even stippling didn't work!! After one wing my stippling brush was acting up and i could not keep the same pattern and other problems... so i don't know maybe after 4 times trying and re prime the wing with black i said "fuck it!!" I will use an old trick i use to do in the 80's with foam from the miniature boxes an make a foam tool!!

    I know i know today they sell these tools but back in the time i came up with the idea on my own, that was a long time before internet!!


    Here is an update,
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    Last edited by metalasmedium; 02-04-2021 at 04:55 PM.

  13. #133

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    Well, for all the trial and "error" (not really)- the wings came out great!

    WIP: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ramblings-spot
    Blog: http://blog.coolminiornot.com/blog.p...6-Flaming-Tiki
    “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
    Leonardo da Vinci

  14. #134

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaming Tiki View Post
    Well, for all the trial and "error" (not really)- the wings came out great!
    Thanks Tiki!

    Update on the wings,

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  15. #135

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    Wow! This is looking nice.

  16. #136

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    Honestly dude, this looks just as good as the micro dots and has meant you get to keep your sanity! Win win

  17. #137

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    Well done, I think the wings look stunning! That is some super cool subtle blending between the different shades.

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    Thanks a lot guys!!

    I am also really happy with the result!

    Update, pretty much done here.


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    oh yeah, that wing looks pretty sweet. The colors over the base scattered silver give it a really cool effect!

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