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Arcane Steve Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

My latest blog concerning the challenges of painting tartan. I show my step by step guide. It follows on from last weeks 'From Spartans to Tartans' blog. I hope that it is useful to other modelers.



JLA10515 Nov 2018 9:31 a.m. PST

They look very good, and thanks for the tutorial. I've got some tartan to paint in the next few months, and your tutorial will be a big help.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2018 9:33 a.m. PST

A wonderful tutorial; thank you very much for sharing. Great brushwork.

I've found using high quality artists water colors are very good at painting thin lines on tartans and such. Because they are so highly pigmented, you can thin them down to almost a water-like consistency allowing for easy flow off the brush. Although they can be expensive – a 0.17 oz. tube of cadmium red can cost $8 USD – $10 USD for example, they will last forever.

Markconz15 Nov 2018 5:02 p.m. PST

Looks excellent thanks for the tutorial.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2018 2:54 a.m. PST

The red stripe. You were right to go back. It transforms them.

Tha' must have a steady hand lad.

The headband. An ink dot at each crossing. A circular splodge would fool any eye…….Far easier than the tartan you have done!

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

An excellent tutorial. Well done! I look forward to your instruction on the government tartan for the Gordons and the Black Watch.

Thanks for sharing your efforts on TMP.

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