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    Tutorial : Headsculpt Painting and Toning

    Here's how we paint our Headsculpt Castlebrimstone way!!



    for boring write up see my blog eh? http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/?p=499

    Warning!!! Its kinda a strange technique .... hope you guys dont get shocked

    Our method could be broken down to 6 process as below :-


    Process 1 has been shared before .. we'll focus mainly on process 2 to 6 here

    The following is a quick (but lotsa pics) guide to do it....

    Process 2 - Applying Base Coat and Painting Hair/Eyebrows

    HS with base coat applied using airbrush and the hair/eyebrow painted. The 5 o'clock showdow is also applied using airbrush.


    Process 3 - Toning by applying Pastel Dust

    the pastels - mainly used are raw umber, red brown, burnt sienna, orange and red


    pastel powder applied to the hs using a narrow tip brush


    raw umber applied here


    red brown now and then red....


    hmmmm it looks like a friggin zombie - yipes!!!


    Process 4 - Blending the Colors

    To the rescue - here's a bottle of water/plant spray...


    Misting the HS with water and with this process the pastels get disolved


    Using a broad soft bristle brush... the blending process begins


    Here's the result at this point ... aint over yet


    Process 5 - Refining Toning and Blending

    Repeating processes of applying pastel powders and blending for orange and red.... that should do the trick






    Process 6 - Applying Matt Varnish

    Last process - applying matt varnish - we use future floor polish mixed with Tamiya flat base to obtain a flat finish. The flat coat is good for protection and brings the HS to life



    Taaaa - daaaaa!!!!





    Average time to finish a HS (excluding process 1) would take 1 - 1.5hrs....

    For eyes painting refer to this : http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/?p=5

    What do you guys think?

    loco

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    Great process Loco. Thanks for taking the time to do it and take all of the pictures and writing out all of these tutorials.
    I think I can apply it to my own paintjobs, at least until the airbrushing bit since I lack that and the polish/flatbase.
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    Nice work there!

    Is there a reason why you don't fix the pastels before applying the varnish?

    Lastly, who is that HS? He has a great look.

    CHEERS!

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    Nice work!

    splendid!

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    Sweet tutorial. Loco. Thanks bro!!

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    Oh man! if only i had the guts to do this!

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    Very Good. I'll put in a written request to THE ARCHIVER, to have this tutorial saved in the OSW Hints and Tips Vault.
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    Great tutorial! Eye-opening lesson! I never thought that the shadows are done first. Thanks for sharing!

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    Thank you.

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    I'm a bit puzzled, what is the base color used to paint the sculpt? Looks like white or gray color? Can anyone please fill in?

    Thanks!

    Alexei

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    Looks great!!

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    Nice job

    Definitely a unique approach, can you elaborate on your clear coat - what is the percentage break down of Future to Tamiya?

    p.s.: I love the vitamin storage box turned into a pastel container, the sand paper underneath the covers is ingenous.

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    Interesting technique, indeed, with good results. Question, though:

    Do you keep repeating the process outlined in step 5 until you get the level of color saturation seen on the head in the first photo in step 6? There seems to be quite a bit of difference between the color level in those two photos. Thanks!

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    Holy sh*t dude, it's freakin' awesome !!
    Great tutorial !
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    Dayam. Nice Tutorial. Down right Awesome indeed.

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    nice,niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee tutorail, a very good lesson for heads painting work!

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    Nice approach! Thanks for sharing

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    I've been waiting for this to come out! I constantly checked your blog site.
    Finally it is here Thanks for the tutorial.

    What if i don't own an airbrush? Any other suggestions?
    I contemplated on buying one but.........
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    Thank You Sensei!

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    Thanks fellas! - guess this technique isnt that wierd huh??

    Here are answers to some questions :-
    Why you don't fix the pastels before applying the varnish?
    After the blending process, the pastel is kinda fixed unless another round of misting.... so the final process of varnish is all i needed to fix the pastels...

    Who is that HS?
    This fella is DML's Marcus Schaper http://www.dragonmodelsltd.com/html/70352p1.htm ... big diff with a change of hair color eh

    What is the base color used to paint the sculpt? Looks like white or gray color?
    The base coat is almost white . Its a special mix of Tamiya Colors. I had already abandon Tamiya Flesh ages ago, i find it to be too orange & reddish. The composition of our special formula is as below thinned down with acetone :-
    - Tamiya Flat White - 95%
    - Tamiya Buff - 4%
    - Tamiya Clear Red - 1% (or couple of drops)
    The grey bit would probably be the 5 o'clock shadow, around the chin area applied using airbrush - diluted German Grey


    What is the percentage break down of Future to Tamiya?
    Future Floor Polish mixed with Tamiya Flat Base at a mix of 1 part flat base to 10 parts Future to achieve a flat finish .... i got this from : http://www.swannysmodels.com/TheCompleteFuture.html

    Do you keep repeating the process outlined in step 5 until you get the level of color saturation seen on the head in the first photo in step 6?
    Yup - basically that's the idea, so by adding pastels powders and blending you would achieve the toning you are satisfied with... after a coupla of HS and getting the hang of it, the frequency of repeating gets lesser.... also a good thing about using pastel and water is any overtoning could be corrected

    Hope you guys give it a try and let me know your results eh?

    loco

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    Nice tutorial...thanks.
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    Thanks for clarifying everything,

    I'm surprised to see great results from Tamiya colours, I tried them but couldn't get on with them and switched to Vallejo. I suppose the fact that I brush paint also makes a good deal of difference.

    CHEERS!

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    Nice tutorial...thanks.
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    Nice tutorial. Thanks.
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    This is an awsome guide, do you have any tips for painting AA headsculpts.
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    what's AA HS

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