here is a close up view of the plants + groundwork.
Notice anything? yep, the colours are not right. The plants are too dark, and the groundwork too pinkish.
Nevermind, I used this tinted plaster so i do not have to '"hunt for the white spots'" like I happen to do ususally. Most of it should be tainted/painted back in some way later.
So i first coated my feather cardboard rocks with some tinted plaster. 2 different cups with 2 different shades of yellow red tints.
The top of the hillock was done out of acrylic gels mixed with some very fine sand (bought in an art shop) and paints.
I then embedded the plants i had already done in the still wet acrylic mix -you may have up to 15mn to work with it before the whole begins to set.
So well, I used the same recipe: some feather cardboard cut roughly at the right dimensions with a very long blade. Then plaster to smooth the whole -I used the worse quality, only one that was left.
Then I sealed it with some thick acrylic gel and added a few details on the waves using Magic Sculp.
Now I save the master and tried a plaster mold. did it succeed? nope, I never managed to wipe out the plaster mold without destroying the '"sea'" this morning.
14€ of resin thrown out of the window, the original master for the sea destroyed in the process, I am *not* happy.
Will have to find another way of making the mold. I am currently thinking about wax ..let's see in a few days..
I have to do another master for the sea bloody hell.
Then using the thinned black paint as a binder you dip your brush in the burnt sienna pigments and just apply the pigments on the wet paint very carefully but very randomly too. Finally you blend some parts of the pigments with the black underpainting. And you do that using a mix of the yellow and red pigments (just crush them together with a brush) on the strategic parts you want to get shinier.
the result as clearly seen on the pictures is a very matt finish, with some places where the pigments will actually create some extra TEXTURE.
I see some people use some gunze paints to paint their rusty things like for instance the exhaust pipes of tanks. This is a bad idea as the whole will lack some dephths methinks..
I have been doing the same on the rusty metal parts of the wood boat;
but i am rather unhappy with the rusty run ofs as well as some rivets that lack od details, so i will come back to this very soon.
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