Bought Dargon model kits 1/6 scale PIAT & Enfield No.4 Mk1 rifles a couple of months ago. Now want to start working on it with my newly purchased Lifecolor gun & weapon set.
Add in the same details on the scale models.
Next would be painting, i start with the wood stock. First apply the lifecolor light wood and shade with dark wood color.
Painting wood grain effect, here i use oil color, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre. Apply a layer of Burnt Umber on the wood stock, then blend in lighter color like Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre.
The result would be like this, i used a flat tips brush, and create the wood grain by dragging the brush along, the oil paint need to be thick, therefore it leave obvious brush stroke, where it will be the illusion of wood grain. I had waited 4 days for the oil paint to completely dry.
The next step is to paint the varnish of the stock, i used clear brown, clear orange and clear black.
Next is wash the stock, with black oil color, for enhance the lines and details.
Stay tuned for more…
Order the iron man crushed helmet at ebay, on request by client. Its a recast unit from hot toys exclusive iron man mk 3. A comparison between the crushed helmet with the normal helmet. The recast unit is painted in silver and its make out of resin. So, my job is to paint it into gold and red.
Before goes into painting, i found some bubbles at the face plate and bottom of the neck, have to fill in and sand off the putty.
As seen on the top photo (red circle) are those bubbles trapped during casting. I filled it up with dissolve putty and sand it with sanding sponge and file. The paint work will be next, need to paint scratches and cracks on the helmet, and do some weathering as like it going through a tough fight. Stay tuned for more updates.
Got couple of requests on fixing ironman pink panties. Here i show how i fix the ironman mk 6 pink panties.
I using air brush methods, so only recommend to those who got air brushing tools.
The crotch armor of ironman mk 6 is made out of soft rubber, and its the only parts which faded. First of all, i will remove the faded paints. The thinner i using is Hobby Thinner which is locally made by a hobby shop – Hobby HQ which only sell in the shop, other brand of thinner such as Mr. Hobby, Gaianote even nail polish remover can be use to remove the paints.
Once remove the red paints, can notice that there’s a silver layer underneath. Seem like Hot Toys is painting with candy method.
After remove the paints the original color of the rubber is close to the figure itself, but it lack of ‘metallic’ feel to it, ironman without the ‘metallic’, hahaha just kidding.
Here’s the 4 steps i done to get back the metallic red. With 30 minutes interval of each steps.
1. Silver as base. (not need gloss black, because that will over shine the factory painted metallic red)
2. 2 layers of mist coat (using gaianote no.041 clear red)
3. 2 layers of wet coat.
4. another 2 layers of wet coat.
No need to top coat, because the top coat is make out of harder material which will crack once bend the rubber.
Here’s the comparison of the progress.
Hope it help and happy repainting.
I got quiet a few requests on repaint and restore the color of the armor on Hot Toys Iron man. Its a very common defects, which only appear after some times.
Here is a Iron man Mk. III i receive today, almost the whole abdomen armor are faded and turn into pink.
The whole abdomen armor are make out of rubber which is flexible, only HT iron man mkIII abdomen is make out of rubber other series are only at the crotch armor, and will turn into pink panties over time. >_< Something i find it kinda disappointing, although i not HT collector but its a quiet pricey collection, so they better think a way to resolve the problem.
Beside ironman mk III, i got another mk VI with me, need to work on both of the armor soon and will put up the steps i went through to restore the color and tones. Stay tuned.