Basic Guide to Brush Painting.

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  1. Airframes

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    I've had quite a few questions aked over the last couple of months concerning brush-painting models, so here's a (very) rough guide which might help some of you.
    I apologise if it seems a bit long-winded at the begining, but I'm a firm believer in knowing how things work, and a little understanding of how the materials one is using actually behave can help in achieving better results. Also, the sketches, included at the end of the PDF, are very rough, as this article was originally 'thrown together' a year ago, to help Karl, so I'm afraid the illustrations are very basic!
    I hope it proves useful!
     

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    Very nice Mr. Fox!

    I have saved a copy to read for tomorrow! Thanks so much!!! :D
     
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    You're welcome H.
     
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    Saved for reading tomorrow....thanks Terry.
     
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    Nice work. Thank you for the help.

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    I have just discovered this shortly after applying a criminally schlonky paint job to a 1/72 Spitfire... sooner or later, in spite of myself, I might find myself applying some quality control...
    Many thanks Terry, really useful!
     
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    Great stuff Terry, I've had many a problem with hand painting, now I'm willing to give it another try. Thanks.
    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Cheers Terry, as this is still my method for paint application I'll read with great interest.
     
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    Done Good Terry :thumbright:
     
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    great guide Terry, helped me loads when you first sent me it, still got it on my hard drive
     
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    Thanks guys, I hope it proves useful.
     
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    Check out my P-40. The latest update with my dry brushing attempt. You see for yourself! :D
     
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    Good stuff mate!!
     
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    Thanks Terry, that was most excellent!
     
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    You're welcome guys, glad to help.
     
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    I've another idea for a GB! All kits have to be brush-painted, NO airbrushes. The Back to Basics GB :lol:

    It's quiet here in work tonight, thanks for providing some reading to see me through till lunchtime Terry :thumbleft:
     
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    That's what I'm workin with! Just brushes! :lol:
     
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    LOL just read how to apply mottling with a brush, use drybrush technique... Never done that neither. I really should have a normal learning curve :D
     
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    Thank you Terry for this guide! Gotta print it out and read in the evening. It´s my usual method of painting as I live in the apartment and don´t have my own room...
     
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    Glad it's been of some use guys !
     
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