I'm gonna start a little painting blog on how to wet blend and paint wet on wet with acrylics. These techniques are the same that would be used when painting with oils but with the benefit of faster drying time and a matte finish.
I will focus on painting figures as it's the most appropriate use of this technique but I have used it on vehicles in certain areas, which I will go on to explain.
I have five figures on my workbench that need painting.
These are from the now defunct New World Miniatures and will go with a 250/8 that I have already built and painted.
I really didn't like the pockets on the trousers as they seemed far too large and puffed out so I cut them off, also the detail on the tank badge, cuff ribbon and collar patches was too heavy so they bit the dust too.
Decided I didn't much care for the heads either so I replaced them with Hornet along with making some modifications to the trousers with magic sculpt.
The next figure I will be painting is Michael Wittman. This is a D-Toys figure and I have modified the arms to fit on the cuppola of the Cyber Hobby "Wittman's last Tiger" which I have built and painted to the tri-tonal camouflage stage but not yet weathered and detailed. The earphones and throat-mic are from K-59 and fitting them nearly sent me over the edge...
.......Beautifully rendered piece of kit but so small and fiddly it's almost impossible to attach.
The next two are in my opinion just the most beautifully sculpted figures by Stalingrad Miniatures and are for a dio that Phill Brooks is building.
In the next post I will begin the painting, the first stage of which is airbrushed black vallejo primer which I have already done (I wont bore you with photos) followed by the application of base colours.