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Two Useful Tools for A Painter.


        Over the years of writing this blog I have tried to pass on [url=http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/blog/uncle_phil/tips_and_tricks_and_stuff]ideas

Bright Light

Okay, I don't count my other lighting project a success. It had a lot of benefits, but it just wasn't as bright as I was hoping it would be. So I found other lights to use:

Portable LED Lamp

Here is my attempt at a portable LED light to use for miniature painting and photography.

Painting Eyes, Flesh and Lips.

I have been known to comment that some vehicle modellers can perfectly weather a tank but are let down by the figures they place in a diorama with it.

TP-Papier-mâché

A friend of mine sent me a link to a book on modelling techniques. In this book the author mentions a (doubtless expensive or rare) product that can be used to create mud effects on vehicles.

This Corrosion... Simple Rust Effects on Models.

There are many ways to do rust effects on a model. Some rely on special products. Some use hairspray, salt, ground pigments, make-up powder and so on.

Painting Larger Scales - the Cowboys.

        I get to see many very nice model vehicles, many of them in 1/35th scale. While many of these are very detailed it is often the figures that are with them that let them down. It seems some modellers can perfectly weather a vehicle but paint figures that end up looking like lifeless mannequins with thousand yard stares.
        I don’t believe good figure painting is that hard a skill, and was interested to see how my newer painting techniques might work with larger scale figures. I didn’t have any 1/35th scale figures handy so instead decided to try things out on some 1/32nd scale Airfix cowboys.

Choosing Paints for Miniatures.

        One piece of advice I would give to miniature painters is to investigate a variety of paint brands.

Drybrushing

        Several of the tutorials I have written have included drybrushing as a technique so some further words on this may be in order.

Painting, Quick and Lazy the Uncle Phil way.

        Recently I painted an Ambul, and not including the base/undercoat it took me less than half a day.

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