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#24519
painting advice please 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
well i just got the zizzle pirates of the carribean black pearl set but am not satisfied with how it has no paint on it at all
here are some good pics of it www.oafe.net/yo/potc_zizbp.php
now i was wondering if anyone has any advice for painting the black wood and keeping it black but giving it that realistic worn black wood look like in the movie? like what colors to use and how to get the gray wood to look more worn as well. also on the metal bars and cannonshow should i get that old rusty metal look onto them or at least a realistic color?
thanks in advance
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#24520
painting advice please 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
anyone?
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#24521
painting advice please 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
sorry not a painter so not sure if this will help (i find painting a chore oddly why i buy pre-painted DF...), but if it is the same one o saw this weekend, to get that warn gray wood look, maybe a drybrush of dark gray to maybe a lighter gray to pick out some of the higlights. A brown or drak brown wash to fill in the deep spots, (if the toy is black) if it is a different color like gray allready then a black wash to give it a little darkness and make shadows... then a drybrush.... sorry i don't paint so not sure if that is what you are looking for, but from reading all of the many many posts all over of people who do paint that would seem like the answer to every question...

Not sure how to rust...
May i suggest Theminiaturespage or TerraGenesis forums or other painting forums, might get a quicker response.
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#24522
painting advice please 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
Hello ulquiorra23,

I would try doing some drybrushing on the black hull...a lighter brownish color that will bring out the planks...Kool boat! i'm sure Tom and IO are looking at this one with keen eyes to add to their collection of ships...
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#24523
painting advice please 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
Step one is to thin your paints properly. You want good flow from the brush, not thick clumping. For water-based acrylics, like Citadel paints, Reaper, or Privateer Press, you can thin with pure water, but I prefer water mixed with a little Dawn dishwashing soap - it helps break up the adhesion of the water, so it flows more smoothly.

For your black wood, I would recommend starting with a dark warm gray; i.e., a dark gray with some brown mixed in, as opposed to a "cold" gray. Once you have a good base coat, start with thinned darker colors and progressively work into the recesses. Create your shadows, working from the largest areas to the smallest, deepest recesses, where you will use the darkest shades.

Then go over the exposed areas with your base color again. Once you've done this, start working toward lighter shades of warm gray. Even if the chest doesn't have wood grain cast into the surface, you can create the illusion of grain by paint. Just as your shadows you were painting became progressively smaller as you used the darker shades of paint (or ink), your highlights should become progressively smaller as they become lighter. Save the lightest highlights for the edges and high points of the model.

Once it's all done, you can use a very thinned ink wash to blend it together. You might mix a little black and brown ink together, and then thin it (I recommend a 75/25 mix of water and Future floor polish) so that it's translucent, then go over the whole thing. This will help to smooth out the transitions so they don't look so abrupt.

The best sealants, I've found, are Testors. I usually give two coats of Gloss Cote (it's harder and more wear-resistant), then two to three coats of Dull Cote, to cut the glare and give it a nice matte finish.
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#24524
painting advice please 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
thanks alot guys for the really great advice.
i will be sure to post pics once done
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