Reply to "Little People"

Strummer posted:
Strummer posted:

I read (on another forum) about the "dip" method: you take a painted person and dip it in whatever product you have that will get into the crevices to bring out the detail.

This guy is one of those fairly lousy K-Line figures that came to me un-painted. The jacket (brown) and pants (maroon) are actually 2 different colors, but the stain made them look almost the same:

guy...

The only thing I had on hand was some Minwax "Red Oak": I think it's too dark, and dries glossy. I gave this fellow (2) shots of Dullcote, and it'll still pretty shiny, but I think if I had some lighter stain, this technique just might work...(?)

Mark in Oregon 

Just as a bit of a follow up:

Here's another guy, painted but "un-dipped":

Guy #2

Now here's the same dude, after "dipping" and (2) shots of Dullcote:

2 guys...

As you can see, they're still way too shiny, but it does bring out the details...FWIW.

Mark in Oregon

I'm a long-time advocate for the "dip-method", but you need to abide by the two-foot rule - if it looks good from two feet away, it's good. Close-ups can work too:

Block paint, dip, dry-brush, then a clear-matte overspray. Even the poorest sculpt can look good.

PD

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