This is a quick update on some painting I've been doing and in particular an effect I experimented with.
Flat surfaces can be a real pain to paint...there's nothing to highlight and it's difficult to not end up with a completely flat painted surface.
In an effort to bring my painting list down to a manageable size, I thought I'd pick something quick and easy. Walls!
These are from Kerr and King (KK-023 15mm Stucco Wall set and KK-083 Stucco Wall Corner Set)
So, I set about trying to make these walls a bit more interesting by using a technique to make the surface look like stone. Basically you hold a piece of card/wood/plastic right next to the nozzle of your airbrush at an angle. When you spray, the paint hits the obstruction and flys off in the direction of the angle, creating a splatter.
Here are some of the results...This is a tricky technique to repeat.
One moment, it'll be working really well and the next moment you can't even tell where the paint is shooting off to.
Here you can see I managed a fine grained pattern on the long wall, but things worked out differently on the short wall. This is probably sue to how far I was holding the brush from the object...I'm still learning.
These corners were a nightmare, so they don't look as good. When I sprayed the walls I laid them down, but that wasn't possible with the corners so I kept them stood up, which made the angle tricky. In retrospect I should have fashioned some blu-tack based prop to hold the corners up.
Well, I hope this has whetted you appetite for trying out the stone effect technique. There's some good youTube videos on how to do it, so if you do have a go, please take a picture and send it to me at winnerDave@breakthroughassault.co.uk, i'd love to see them.
That's all folks