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The base color

Imperial Star Destroyer paintjob : final rendering

The base color is always sprayed with an airbrush to avoid ungraceful handbrush marks.

The color is of course different from a model to another one but for Star Wars vehicles, it is very often the same : a very clear grey made from 7 volumes of flat white Tamiya XF2) mixed with 1 volume of skygrey (XF19)

To perform the paintjob, I apply many successives thins coats until I get an homogeneous tint.

Posted on 19 February 2021 by petersteven in

The primer

Imperial Star Destroyer : peinture de la coque

Before perofmring the paintjob itself of a model, you must apply a primer. There are two benefits : by choosing a sticky paint, you can increase the grip of the later layers and by choosing a very covering paint, you homogenize the color before the final one.

The chrome-sivler X-11 tint from Tamiya offers these two benefits, I use it almost every time.

Posted on 16 February 2021 by petersteven in

The water (2)

médium acrylique

Once the inclusion resin polymerized (and not “dry”, there is a real chemical reaction), you get a transparent and tough mass which could depict a peaceful lake but not very realsitic. You will have to cover the surface with acrylic medium which will be brush-sculpted to depict wavelets. You won’t get a wild sea by this technique but for a disturbed water like the surface of a lake, it works well. You can see the result in the “battle of Takodana” diorama.

Posted on 15 January 2020 by petersteven in

The water (1)

réésine d'inclusion

Making a realistic water is not easy. The first step consists in getting the “water volume” necessary. If you want to make a puddle or a small stream, easy. if you want to make a lake or sea, much harder. The best way is to cast some inclusion resin you can find in a DIY store. It’s exepensive and expires very quickly but you have no choice. First yo must mix the two components and cast it in an hermetic form you made before.

Posted on by petersteven in