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Willy
04-10-2013, 22:36
Hi, I am looking at painting up some headsculpts, and also touching up a few already painted ones. I have a couple of questions if anyone can assist.

1. Can I touch up the skin tone on an already painted sculpt without stripping it using pastels? Is it simply a case of resealing it once done or does it need to be stripped back completely. This is more to do with blending a sculpt that doesn't quite match the body.

2. If a mistake is made with the pastels, on an already painted or unpainted sculpt, can the pastel be washed off cleanly or does the whole project need to be stripped back to scratch?

crusader1xxx
04-10-2013, 22:46
It all depends on how much area you have to cover. If it is just the tip of the nose then a little pastel might work. If more then that you might be better off stripping the whole head and just repainting it completely.

I always use a sealer, you don't have to but I find it helps with the overall finish of the sculpt as well as protecting it. I use a mixture of future wax and dull coat.

As for pastels yes they will wash off, you might need a little soap and water but they will come off...that is the beauty of them..

good luck and i hope this info helps.

Willy
04-11-2013, 11:26
Thanks for the reply buddy.

At the moment it is more for just minor changes in tone to skin texture, for times where the headsculpt tone is slightly different to that of the body. I am not confident enough (nor stocked enough) to go stripping proper heads back just yet :P

Another question I have as well, is if you do strip a head back, what base colour is best to start with? Obviously if I sculpt anything, the sculpey will be the flesh tone which is great, but when stripping a head back or if sculpting from a different material, I might want to prime it again. I have seen white used quite effectively with pastels over the top, but is that the best option?

crusader1xxx
04-11-2013, 14:09
I think Hot toys and such start with a greyish tone, I have done white resin heads and just put pastels over top, but if i had my choice a nice skin tone to start is the best.

Here are two examples of my work, 1st white resin (RPT Head) with just pastels over top

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u12/crusader1xxx/DSCF1307.jpg (http://s164.photobucket.com/user/crusader1xxx/media/DSCF1307.jpg.html)

2nd Tony Barton sculpt which is a nice flesh tone, again with just pastels

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u12/crusader1xxx/DSCF5264.jpg (http://s164.photobucket.com/user/crusader1xxx/media/DSCF5264.jpg.html)

CobraTrooper11
04-23-2013, 01:37
I think Hot toys and such start with a greyish tone, I have done white resin heads and just put pastels over top, but if i had my choice a nice skin tone to start is the best.

Here are two examples of my work, 1st white resin (RPT Head) with just pastels over top

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u12/crusader1xxx/DSCF1307.jpg (http://s164.photobucket.com/user/crusader1xxx/media/DSCF1307.jpg.html)

2nd Tony Barton sculpt which is a nice flesh tone, again with just pastels

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u12/crusader1xxx/DSCF5264.jpg (http://s164.photobucket.com/user/crusader1xxx/media/DSCF5264.jpg.html)

well, now.... do you do commissioned work?