Customs: My first Custom

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  1. comacaz

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    Hey there! So I'm working on my first custom in between my school work, and it's just a repaint of Grapple. I grabbed a few for like 7 bucks at tj maxx, and figures I could practice on him. I've looked through the rodicons customs thing like.. 4 times haha. And I've practiced enough that I think I've got the dry brushing done, and so I've done that to all the robot parts giving him a neat metal look. However, I have yet to do anything to the yellow parts. I wanted to do a wash I think? I believe when you water down the pain and then go over the figure and it fills in grooves and crevices and makes all the lines darker. I think that's what it is. Well, I was wondering if anyone had any tips. I was gonna use the model masters flat black acrylic paint. But idk if flat or gloss would be best. And is there a set ratio for the water to paint? And when your doing the wash should it be all over the figure, or just certain areas? Thanks for being so patient with me and helping me out!
     
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    Use flat paint (think about it, a wash is supposed to either make the shadows that would appear between panels in real life, or some sort of weathering. Since when is either of those glossy?). Wash pretty much everything. Come on, shadows are going to appear in the gaps between every panel in real life, so why shouldn't it be darker in every crevice on the toy version?

    The paint should be pretty watery, I've heard it describe as milky. All I can say is that if it stays in the crevice, and when you wipe off the excess it doesn't leave a smudge outside of the crevices, you've got it right.
     
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    Thanks man!
     

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