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more micro dots, refined
« on: September 30, 2007, 07:34:28 AM »
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I've been working more on that micro dot technique we talked about a few months ago, trying to get a more refined look.

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Re: more micro dots, refined
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 03:05:35 PM »
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Tom do you have a link that describes the micro-dot technique?

I really like the faded paint too.  Is that an airbrushed off-white?

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Re: more micro dots, refined
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 05:17:27 PM »
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Tom do you have a link that describes the micro-dot technique?

I really like the faded paint too.  Is that an airbrushed off-white?

There is a thread in here somewhere, but it is a foam brush with a little paint on it.  A light touch leaves dots, a heavier touch leaves a mottled texture.

The fade coat is an airbrushed light tan.

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007, 06:36:32 PM »
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...very nice ! Volker will love this one !   ;)

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Re: more micro dots, refined
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2007, 10:54:24 AM »
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Tom, can you show us what the brush looks like.

Thanks

John
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Re: more micro dots, refined
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007, 07:18:22 PM »
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Tom, can you show us what the brush looks like.

Thanks

John

John,

The brush is just one of the foam brushes that you can pick up at home depot. I pull off and use a piece of it.

http://www.mossfoam.com/images/foambrushes.jpg

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Re: more micro dots, refined
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2007, 12:51:47 AM »
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Tom, I try your technique. It works well, but I must practice a little more.
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Re: more micro dots, refined
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2007, 07:14:19 AM »
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Tom, I try your technique. It works well, but I must practice a little more.

When I started with the technique, I completely over did it.  But, this taught me how to control it for more subtle variations.

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Re: more micro dots, refined
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2007, 09:34:51 AM »
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Nice technique Tom.  Time for me to pull out a junk car and start practicing.
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Re: more micro dots, refined
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2007, 09:40:23 AM »
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Oh, one more thing:

On some of the 'dots', you can see a little rust streak.  This is made by gently rubbing a brush damp (barely damp) with 70% alcohol straight down over the 'dot'.  Wait a minute or two for the paint to dry, or the alcohol will completely remove the dot.

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Re: more micro dots, refined
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2007, 10:59:27 AM »
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cool, one more tool in the toolbox.
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Re: more micro dots, refined
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2007, 07:06:29 PM »
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The brush is just one of the foam brushes that you can pick up at home depot. I pull off and use a piece of it.

http://www.mossfoam.com/images/foambrushes.jpg


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