Craftsman Kits and castings in HO and O Scale
Resin Casting Painting
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Well it is time I update this page after all
the requests for 'How do you paint those
castings and make them look real?'. First I'm not a painting guru, I just
own style and stick with it. There are plenty of DVD's on the market that
basics and different painting and weathering methods. Checkout Darryl
he has some great DVD's on painting and weathering
And Darryl is a great help and resource for many
Well lets get started
First you will need to check the casting
and see if you need to do any cleanup.
Remove any excess material or mold
marks. Next I do not wash the casting but
spray the casting with a flat
white paint. I use the cheapest flat white spray I can find.
This gives you a nice primer coat for your paint to bond too.
Second the questions is what kind of paint do I use. I buy cheap bottle of
at Michael craft store about a buck a bottle. Colors like Burnt Sienna
(makes a great
rust wash). Then to make the indian ink wash I take real indian ink and mix
denatured alcohol. Remember go light on the amount of ink you can always
it darker. Also a great source of washes and weathering paints is Dr. Bens
them out at
www.drbens.com I also purchase cheap brushes from Michael's craft
store. My favorite weathering chalks are from Bragdon
This is the point of personal choice some people just get their paints out
painting. What I do is if the casting is suppose to be wood I spray the
Model Masters Dark Tan Part #1942 to get that overall wood color. Then I take
out my alcohol and Indian Ink mixture and brush this on until I get the
looking for. Then hit it with Bragdon Weathering chalks. Check out the example.
As you can see it fills the cracks and crannies
nicely. In fact most people have to look twice
that is not wood. Then of course you can use shoe dye and alcohol washes
are another one I really like to use.
I hope this helps.