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Re: San Miguel Central RR, On30 layout.
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2022, 06:20:36 PM »
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Painted a horse and rider in O scale.







I used to avoid painting horses when I was in H0, but now it's real fun.
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Re: San Miguel Central RR, On30 layout.
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2022, 12:46:21 PM »
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Looks great!

Figures are definitely one of the fun things about larger scales.

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Re: San Miguel Central RR, On30 layout.
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2022, 06:06:23 PM »
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Looks great!

Figures are definitely one of the fun things about larger scales.
Thanks, I agree.
Here's how I paint my figures.
These are from Aspen modeling company.


After a thorough cleaning that I end with a good soak in Isopropyl alcohol, I prime the models in black acrylics with the airbrush




Then i mix a medium grey paint that I airbrush at a 45° to almost horizontal angle from above, leaving the black paint in the negative spaces.
I finish with white that I airbrush almost vertical.



​​​​​​​This gives me a perfect shaded foundation for the paint job that will be all done with brushes and acrylics.
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Re: San Miguel Central RR, On30 layout.
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2022, 01:00:34 PM »
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Here's how I do it.
I use water-based paints and the most important thing is to use a slow drying medium!  Otherwise it will not work...

The smallest brush I'll use is a #3.

I will paint a "Bay color" horse, so as the base color I use light rust.
It is mixed with slow drying medium and water to make a glaze.

It should NOT be laid as a wash, but in thin layers without pooling in the recesses.


Four layers of glaze.

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Here I have added a layer of medium rust to warm up the color a bit.

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Mix a lighter version of the base color by using a little white and apply on the lightest surfaces.
I glaze the legs with medium rust.

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Here I have painted all the details and the legs with dark rust mixed with black.

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All of the details are highlighted with lighter versions of their base color.
the eyes are painted dark brown.
The metal fittings are painted in aluminum.

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Mix a dark brown wash and gently apply it around all the details to highlight them.

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Finished!
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"Ora et labora"