Curse my metal body, I wasn't fast enough.
April 27, 2011 8:02 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a piece of model or miniature painting advice. Please to step into my office..
posted by kbanas to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
So, basically, I'm looking for effective strategies on masking fine detail. Like, obviously for bigger sections I have masking tape - I have 3 or 4 kinds of different widths - some of it pretty narrow - and when I can obviously I employ it to keep my painted areas separated, when my fingers are not too big and the detail is not too small and the tape is not sticking to everything in the most maddening of ways as I try to curve it around some particular detail.
But as the models I build grow in complexity, this is less often viable for really small scale stuff. I use small brushes. I go slow. But it still inevitably ends up in an endless cycle of painting over color overlap between one area and another until I finally manage to not fuck it up that bad. It's frustrating!
So, maybe that's the answer, maybe it's just frustrating. I'm just looking for suggestions and strategies that might make it less frustrating for a novice model builder.