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VicCina Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 4:04 p.m. PST

Posted another blog update and link to a video I did on some of my painting progress. Take a look.


Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 4:11 p.m. PST

Nice paint job. Do you always use oils for your figures?


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 4:15 p.m. PST

Oils? How do they stand up to handling?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 6:41 p.m. PST

Nicely done! I find oils stand up well to wear but take forever to paint

Dave Crowell16 Dec 2017 6:34 a.m. PST

Just make sure you do not paint acrylics on top of oils! Oil over acrylic is fine, but acrylic over oil will seperate in time.

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

Thank you. I've only just started using oils to paint figures. I find them a lot easier to use.
You can put a matte varnish over the figure once you are done. That helps tone down some of the shiny quality of the oils and protect them long term.

T Corret Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

Vic,if you are painting metal only figures, you may want to force dry with a light box. Oils will dry overnight. My light box is a very cheap metal tool box with a light bulb socket mounted inside with a hole out for the power cord. Think electric tool box at first sight. A 60 watt incandescent bulb will heat up the interior enough to cut dry time to several hours, it may even matt the paint slightly. Be careful, this will warp plastic.

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 1:06 p.m. PST

At the moment I'm painting both metal and plastic. The oil paint dries pretty fast on it's own because I'm using a glazing technique so I'm not putting thick layers of paint on the figure. Your light box sounds like a cool idea.

T Corret Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

You can also use a cobalt dryer to speed up drying. I sometimes add it to the thinner. I have heard that at high concentrations, it can lead to cracking on the finish after a few decades. You can buy a small battle at art stores.

Baranovich23 Dec 2017 9:38 a.m. PST

Looks really good!

Is this artist's oils or like Testors enamel paints?

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

Artist Oils. Windsor & Newton to be exact.

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