Post by becdecorbin on Dec 20, 2013 17:29:15 GMT -5
DRAT AND DOUBLE DRAT! Overspraying even when you take precautions with masking tape and lowered PSI can ruin a kit with a lot of contours.
Why start down the road to frustration with expensive and elaborate materials when Silly Putty will work wonders?
With some kneading and time under warm lights, Silly Putty is wonderfully workable and will conform without sticking fast to just about any modeling surface. Here, I've made a "stole" out of Silly Putty to mark off an area on a figure kit which is going to be sprayed with flesh color.
When spraying was done and the paint was dry, I peeled off the stole and kneaded it into something else. The paint didn't hurt it one bit, though the material DID darken when hit with deeper colors.
Post by becdecorbin on Dec 20, 2013 17:35:45 GMT -5
No getting custom-made green/black on Dracula's tuxedo shirt. Or his sun-dodging complexion. Strips and casts of putty protected what I didn't want touched. It worked great. When I was done, I reversed the areas using the same piece of putty.
Post by artdecovampire on Dec 21, 2013 3:25:56 GMT -5
I have heard of Silly Putty. I am not sure its that common in the UK. Does anyone know if it had another brand name over here. I have tried this with Blue Tac and have had some good results on my smaller Lindberg Dinos. Interesting thread.
Post by prescenes2 on Dec 21, 2013 18:20:33 GMT -5
i have heard of this technique but haven't tried yet. Do you just knead the old, dry paint into the silly putty or flake some off before kneading? Does it leave a residue on the surface? Just a few questions I have to ask.
Post by becdecorbin on Dec 22, 2013 13:21:15 GMT -5
Read End work.
Patches of Silly Putty which are going to be oversprayed with black green go on the bare skin areas of a 1/6 scale girl figure. No need to be neat, multiple blobs of putty come away just as easily as one carefully shaped.
Post by becdecorbin on Dec 22, 2013 13:26:53 GMT -5
Peek a boob. The putty was pulled away from the hips when the paint was dry and re-kneaded to make a barrier when a specific area of the bodice needed a touch-up. No worries about placing the putty on fair skin areas. No residue or unwanted color came off the material.
Post by becdecorbin on Dec 22, 2013 13:32:52 GMT -5
Again, no worries. The putty darkens a bit when it absorbs paint, but doesn't mar the surface. And if there are worries, Silly Putty is cheap and the only thing that remains is to open another egg and start with a clean blob.