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loco_ss
08-30-2007, 01:58
Here's how we paint our Headsculpt Castlebrimstone way!! ;)

http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning80.jpg

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 :lol

Our method could be broken down to 6 process as below :-
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/process5.jpg

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.
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning03.jpg

Process 3 - Toning by applying Pastel Dust

the pastels - mainly used are raw umber, red brown, burnt sienna, orange and red
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning01.jpg

pastel powder applied to the hs using a narrow tip brush
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning04.jpg

raw umber applied here
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning10.jpg

red brown now and then red....
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning13.jpg

hmmmm it looks like a friggin zombie - yipes!!! :eek
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning27.jpg

Process 4 - Blending the Colors

To the rescue - here's a bottle of water/plant spray...
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning02.jpg

Misting the HS with water and with this process the pastels get disolved
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning29.jpg

Using a broad soft bristle brush... the blending process begins
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning31.jpg

Here's the result at this point ... aint over yet
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning36.jpg

Process 5 - Refining Toning and Blending

Repeating processes of applying pastel powders and blending for orange and red.... that should do the trick ;)
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning43.jpg
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http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning49.jpg

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 ;)
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning65.jpg
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning66.jpg

Taaaa - daaaaa!!!! ;)
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning81.jpg
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http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning83.jpg
http://blog.castlebrimstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/toning84.jpg

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

Pivot
08-30-2007, 02:17
Oooooooooooo...

saiko
08-30-2007, 04:11
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.

1delta10tango
08-30-2007, 06:28
I'll have to try this.

rogerbee
08-30-2007, 06:41
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!

08-30-2007, 07:21
Nice work!

splendid! :D

gaiagear
08-30-2007, 07:39
Sweet tutorial. Loco. Thanks bro!!

jankatana
08-30-2007, 07:49
Oh man! if only i had the guts to do this!

Sawgunner
08-30-2007, 08:02
Very Good. I'll put in a written request to THE ARCHIVER, to have this tutorial saved in the OSW Hints and Tips Vault.

mgbb
08-30-2007, 08:13
Great tutorial! Eye-opening lesson! I never thought that the shadows are done first. Thanks for sharing!

lucas
08-30-2007, 09:27
Thank you.

mx22
08-30-2007, 10:09
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

Tiger
08-30-2007, 10:31
Looks great!!

Niels

KillingYouGuy
08-30-2007, 12:18
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.

phantom11
08-30-2007, 13:32
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!

C.Phan
08-30-2007, 13:39
Holy sh*t dude, it's freakin' awesome !!
Great tutorial !

Broadshore
08-30-2007, 14:02
Dayam. Nice Tutorial. Down right Awesome indeed.

klpalivefe
08-30-2007, 14:26
nice,niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee tutorail, a very good lesson for heads painting work!

uramegak
08-30-2007, 14:56
Nice approach! Thanks for sharing

KMok15
08-30-2007, 17:20
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.........

PASKAL88
08-30-2007, 20:44
Thank You Sensei!

cosmicbaby
08-30-2007, 20:52
Terima kasih banyak banyak to the Datuk's of WW2 Customizing!

loco_ss
08-30-2007, 21:33
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

grizzerr
08-30-2007, 22:14
Nice tutorial...thanks.

rogerbee
08-31-2007, 05:36
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!

darkner-imperator
08-31-2007, 05:47
Nice tutorial...thanks.

one6th_doc
08-31-2007, 08:38
Nice tutorial. Thanks.

PSCMATT
09-11-2007, 02:26
This is an awsome guide, do you have any tips for painting AA headsculpts.

loco_ss
09-11-2007, 06:45
what's AA HS :O

loco

justin_g
09-11-2007, 07:35
African-American

loco_ss
09-11-2007, 11:09
sorry mate - i haven't got to try that yet .. :)

loco

rhinestone_fuel
09-11-2007, 13:53
Thanks for the tip! :thumb It's very useful.

Artoo
09-11-2007, 19:57
How much water are you misting on the head? It's obviously not dripping wet, is it just a fine mist to dampen for blending? Awsome tutorial by the way, thanks!

loco_ss
09-12-2007, 06:30
Very minimal misting is only required, basically just to have enough water to make the surface damp for blending to be done with the broad brush. Too much misting would just result in more powder to desolve/mix with water which means more removal of powder..... not a big deal, just repeat the process of applying pastel dust again ;)

hope to know your results buddy...

loco

cablecommander
09-12-2007, 20:05
Thanks for this tutorial, loco ss. I used this tutorial the other day on 3 figures, and I have to tell you 2 of them turned out great. The 1 that didn't I think had a little too much red in it. On the last 2 sculpts I didn't use the red and they turned out pretty good, imho.

CC

Nighthawk264
09-12-2007, 20:21
That looks great...!

widescene
09-13-2007, 12:24
Great tutorial , willl have to give this one a try . :thumb

Jinwolves
01-28-2009, 18:51
did you primer it b4 spraying the base coat? and also wat the alternative way to paint the base coat if i dun have an airbrush?

beck
01-28-2009, 20:18
very usefull tips thanks for sharing

JIN-ROH
01-29-2009, 19:06
Just purchased an airbrush and compressor because of this tutorial. Cost me $350 smackers! Can't wait to begin. Been studying this tutorial all day, thanks loco_SS.

rokmunky
04-27-2012, 13:26
Bump. Interesting method.