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Title: The humble brush!
Post by: Paint Pusher on December 13, 2016, 04:44:11 PM
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This is a reference on how I go about painting gunplas using the humble paint brush. I just wanted to put it here as well in hope that this helps in one way or another. Please keep a couple of things in mind-

1. This tutorial is only a starting point.. there are so much techniques out there by painters that are much better than I am. So google and youtube will be your best friend :)

2. A brush can do more or less everything an airbrush can. They are just two different tools with two different skill sets that has the same endgame.

3. there are no right or wrong way to do anything. as long as you are happy with the result and have fun while doing it. That gunpla is YOURS!!! Not Bandai's, Not Sunrise, not ANY ONE else's on the internet... It's YOUR model- you bought it- it is yours. It's going in your room so, you do what ever you like to it. As long as you are happy with it- That is all that matters :)

4. There is no such thing as "basic" and "advance" techniques. They are simply skills that you learn and acquire through trial and error... A LOT of trial and error. The people that we conciser to be "Amazing" or a "Professional" builders and painters are simply the ones who had failed more times than people have tried.

5. DON'T OVER THINK THINGS. You don't have to find and buy the best of the best of tools or do all the steps... If it is available and/or it works for you - Roll with it So hope you enjoy :)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14633143_1595984500710210_6121574346158093150_o_zpshhu9klbq.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14633143_1595984500710210_6121574346158093150_o_zpshhu9klbq.jpg.html)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14876409_1595999587375368_7268948049700964100_o_zpsdtax72ke.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14876409_1595999587375368_7268948049700964100_o_zpsdtax72ke.jpg.html)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14882382_1596050874036906_6469051407589143728_o_zpswk4ipi92.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14882382_1596050874036906_6469051407589143728_o_zpswk4ipi92.jpg.html)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14889929_1595984560710204_7513116139474268251_o_zpsk9wcuvsw.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14889929_1595984560710204_7513116139474268251_o_zpsk9wcuvsw.jpg.html)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14856022_1595984547376872_2808387581562327605_o_zpsg7y1lszm.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14856022_1595984547376872_2808387581562327605_o_zpsg7y1lszm.jpg.html)


(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14853251_1595984607376866_6903422908800395083_o_zpsg33j5x3c.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14853251_1595984607376866_6903422908800395083_o_zpsg33j5x3c.jpg.html)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14876625_1595984610710199_5685251870543738205_o_zpscfzzhzxv.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14876625_1595984610710199_5685251870543738205_o_zpscfzzhzxv.jpg.html)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14524585_1596006517374675_1294548697118568404_o_zpsom9vcp0k.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14524585_1596006517374675_1294548697118568404_o_zpsom9vcp0k.jpg.html)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14876605_1595984557376871_4842022813871008384_o_zpsomuxie0k.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14876605_1595984557376871_4842022813871008384_o_zpsomuxie0k.jpg.html)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14889929_1595984597376867_5585343186788045714_o_zpsappybhkk.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14889929_1595984597376867_5585343186788045714_o_zpsappybhkk.jpg.html)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14890481_1595984644043529_2237676441301587732_o_zps2nb3fxs0.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14890481_1595984644043529_2237676441301587732_o_zps2nb3fxs0.jpg.html)


(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14890496_1595984674043526_5357543167992184490_o_zpsqt45eevd.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14890496_1595984674043526_5357543167992184490_o_zpsqt45eevd.jpg.html)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14232014_1595984697376857_8033304227675865927_o_zpsjudmzcc4.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14232014_1595984697376857_8033304227675865927_o_zpsjudmzcc4.jpg.html)

video can be found here-
https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-paint-pusher-1476647692643892/videos/?ref=page_internal

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14883678_1595984670710193_2820761284178117168_o_zpspwxdcpzk.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14883678_1595984670710193_2820761284178117168_o_zpspwxdcpzk.jpg.html)

video can be found here-
https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-paint-pusher-1476647692643892/videos/?ref=page_internal

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd334/mayajid/14560060_1596006437374683_4328539579449397317_o_zpslbn32hek.jpg) (http://s529.photobucket.com/user/mayajid/media/14560060_1596006437374683_4328539579449397317_o_zpslbn32hek.jpg.html)

Have fun :)
Title: Re: The humble brush!
Post by: GundamUK on January 10, 2017, 02:01:55 PM
Great reference material old chap thanks very much :)
Title: Re: The humble brush!
Post by: cielodeusx on January 21, 2017, 08:31:41 PM
Wonderful tutorial sir very positive and encouraging.
Title: Re: The humble brush!
Post by: Redval89 on January 22, 2017, 07:18:56 AM
Thanks for sharing this!
Title: Re: The humble brush!
Post by: MerrittFilban on February 28, 2017, 04:11:36 AM
Bookmarking this, great stuff :)
Title: Re: The humble brush!
Post by: Spacerat054 on April 14, 2017, 04:05:56 AM
How would you go about doing pre-shading and post-shading with just hand brushes and spray cans? An airbrush, compressor, and spray booth are beyond what I can afford right now on top of the issue of space for a spray booth.
Title: Re: The humble brush!
Post by: rockpopandchips on December 15, 2017, 09:14:46 AM
How would you go about doing pre-shading and post-shading with just hand brushes and spray cans? An airbrush, compressor, and spray booth are beyond what I can afford right now on top of the issue of space for a spray booth.

You might want to try one of the blending techniques mentioned above, I also like to use very thinned colored painted and blend then from panel lined out into the center or outer edge of a part I want to shade a slightly different colour.

have a look at this build, I air brushed the base colours but all the weathering and shading is done using washes and a normal size 2 brush, its more obvious on the grey leg I think.

http://mecha-lounge.com/index.php?topic=500.0