HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
From the Slow Burn League.
|Andrew. He can be a bit shy at times.|
If you really want to worry your family. Mix one part blue paint with three parts red, this makes for a realistic blood red color.
|The three colors that will be used for the base coat.|
|Its always useful to have something that can hold your brushes for you.|
|Ever so helpful the red arrows point out where primer has not reached.|
|After a coat of black paint|
|Not quite ready.|
|Cat and Denegra,|
Did my previous warnings about this tool sink in yet? I am serious, even a dull blade can cause deep cuts. You should always use a sharp blade. This is because an individual is always more careful around sharp pieces of metal and sharp blades cut easily through the material you are working with.Next we have our trusty Clippers.
Warning!: These are a pinch hazard. That and anything you clip off with them may fly in a random direction at a surprisingly high velocity. Use caution and preferably eye protection. Your eyes will thank you.Then there are the files. These are, like a hobby knife, the mainstay of a hobby work area's organization chart. very useful for smoothing out mold lines and feeds as well as removing unwanted details. And as I will cover in future posts, shaving/ filing a part down for a better fit.
|I call it blu-tack. Its a non-permanent adhesive putty.||.|
Ah almost forgot. Warning!!!: Primer contains some very toxic solvents. Use in a well ventilated area. Preferably outdoors. Spray away from yourself and take breaks between sprays. I suggest wearing a respirator if you can get one. The solvents, and possibly propellant, may cause damage to the following systems: Brain, heart, liver, lungs, kidneys. Do not inhale for the fun of it. Do not eat!Moving on.
|Illustrating my point about bloodthirsty knives.|
|Pressing a paper clip into the blu-tack.|
|its always important to get a grip on both sides of the brass rod/paper clip as you are about to cut it|
|Made you look. Muahahaha|
|Do not try this at home. We used Photoshop.|
|That's right. Spray the miniatures.|
TIP!: I once made the mistake of priming plastic models with out covering the contact areas. This resulted in me having to spend hours scraping primer and gummed plastic cement off of those areas so that the new layer of plastic cement could activate and bond the pieces together.