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The feathered edge is done freehand.....

March 11 2011 at 12:57 PM

Chip Jean  (Login ChipJean)
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Response to How? How did you get such an extraordinary feathered underside and

....with the fine needle and head on my Badger 150. I spray the bottom first and then the top without too much concern for overspray. Then I go back with a very thin mix of the bottom color, turn up the air pressure to about 25 psi, and eliminate the overspray andtighten up the color separation.

For the paint fading, I preshade the panel lines with black. Next I spray the base color, being careful to let some of the preshading show through. Then I take the base color, lighten it 10% with white and spray a random pattern inside the panels so at this point, I have 3 different shades of paint in each panel. After the paint is dry, I rub the model with a paper towel to sort of blend everything together. After the decals are applied and glossed over, I put an oil wash in the panel lines and apply pastels and Tamiya weathering stuff in the appropriate areas. Finally, I lighten the base color 20% and mist it in streaks over the upward facing areas of the model and give it another buffing with a paper towel.

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