Put together some straight forward painting instructions for a mate I'm seducing in to the game. They are really straight forward...and not perfect! However, having watched dozens of how-to videos, I had to put together a simple guide to make it easier for myself to follow. The paints I'm using as a novice are in … Continue reading Making your car look like a heap: simple painting guide
So, still not getting the paint sorted. Although I am getting my arse into painting wheels and hubs. Splashed in a bit of matt varnish too. Tried to scratch build an oil spreader, but it can't really be seen too well in the pic. a little frustrated once I've sealed them that there are obvious … Continue reading The Tangerine Dream
First foray into using Halfords spray primer. I did notice the primer way heavier - so it may have obscured some details. I did some experimentation with texturing the plasticard... I'm not keen on buying parts as yet. To that end, I have tried to scratch build a oil slick maker on the van.
So, after not knowing what to do for a while, and an afternoon of flow - here it is.
The aim was to create a couple of strong yellow cars, but the yellow paint refused to go on smoothly. I have no idea what was going on. In the end I opted for rust effects to hide the issues. I gave them a wash using leftovers from the terrain project. I still haven't got … Continue reading The rust brigade
So the runt of the pack needed dealing with so that I could move past it. Plastic shell, looking like a movie spin-off car: ugly. Tearing it apart, I noticed I had gold! Lots of bits that if I had a sharp craft knife - I went through three - I could salvage: a roll … Continue reading How to waste an hour…
So, I am amazed that the priming coat unifies everything and restores your faith in your initial ideas. It's also made me realise about placing bits on symmetrically as soon as it touches the glue! Now I just need some other base colours...yellow? Racing green? A nice blue?
So, the 'Velvet Originals' are almost complete. A little highlighting, tyres to be blackened and a varnish to do. Let's face it - these are not the comic strip sweet cars a lot of Gasheads are doing, but it's my first attempt. They are rough and ready. I still can't do stippling, either with a … Continue reading The Velvet Originals
Vallejo Model Colour gunmetal Vallejo Model Colour natural steel Vallejo Model Colour light orange Vallejo Model Colour violet red Citadel Chaos Black Spray Primer Superglue Plasticard A4 0.75mm white £1.50 Expo knife £2.50 A5 embossed plasticard - double diamond £3 Wilkinson's paint brush set - about 10 brushes! £1.75 Wilkonson's blusher brush - £2 Most … Continue reading Starting gear
So, I hit the charity shops close to me. Two out of three failed me, by the the third had a fairly wide collection. Not used to buying toy cars, I skulked guiltily in the corner. The green and pinkish cars, I'm relatively pleased with. The third, I initially liked the shape, however I think … Continue reading The second haul