Edge Coloring?

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  1. jparenti

    jparenti Member

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    I ask this simply because I'm in the middle of a model that involves edge coloring, and I started to wonder how many of you actually do it. I usually don't. :oops: But the Mercury capsule I'm doing right now looks a lot better after taking the Sharpie to it!
  2. Lex

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    ...I just don't have the right pen (and patience :D) to do it...
  3. Mark_1984

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    I generally do. I dont look for a perfect match, but something close enough so you don't get a horribly contrasty white line that sticks out like a sore thumb. The closest pen in my collection of felt tips usually gets close enough. Mind, my models aren't exactly exhibition quality ;)
  4. MOS95B

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    I color the edges, and the tabs usually, when I remember to. I hate the white lines on my models. "My" stressed because I certainly understand those who are nit-picky perfectionists like me.... :)
  5. shoki2000

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    I color edges of the parts but don't go overboard trying to match the color. As long as it is close match (usally try for a bit lighter color) it's fine with me.
    I have set of 25 watercolor brush pens that do the job nicely.
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    yaniv Active Member

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    i make it and use a colored pancils

    or some 50% dray pan
  7. SCEtoAux

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    Yep, I color the edges all of the time using Prang colored pencils. The tabs, when used, get colored at the fold line in case the fold is not accurate. :)
  8. rmks2000

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    I color the edges with water color paints (in tubes) or colored pencils.
  9. Kaz

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    Water colour pencils at the moment, but will turn to water colour tablets, or tubes when I get fed up of hoovering the shavings EVERYTIME I have to sharpen them
  10. lizzienewell

    lizzienewell Member

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    I build mostly prototypes as I design the model. Other people do white builds for this. I don't, since I need to color to help me remember where parts go. But I don't color the edges. I suppose this also helps with seeing where the parts don't fit right yet.
  11. rockpaperscissor

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    I always color the paper edges. I use cheapie water color markers on many of my models. On military subjects I usually use acrylic paints and a brush since it's hard to find muted, drab colors with markers (unless you want to spend a lot of money). I always color the edges first before gluing the part together.

    Don
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    I'm a Sometimes when I feel like it.................. most of my builds are for play............. the display ones get edge colored.:grin: Usually a grey marker.........light or dark. That's all you need.

    john
  13. Dave Treby

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    Water colour paints usually as I find pens can deform the edge.
  14. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

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    I DID learn to color the edges in cardmodels.net... and then I saw the light!
  15. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    I'm a sometimes person. All I do is use shavings from a variety of pencil leads. Dab a soft cloth in the powder and rub it on the edges to kill the obvious contrast. Works for me.

    Elliott :)
  16. johnflys2

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    always color edges

    I always color the edges using water colors. My wife has a good knowledge of paint mixing and helps me get the right color. I'm using a cheap set of 24Crayola colors that you add a drop or two of water to soften the little paint pad thing. John
  17. chapuzas100

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    I think that the work to color the edges of the paper is positive. The first model that colors the edges is Jaguar E-Type and frame before and later.
  18. Stev0

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    Tips and Techniques?
  19. paperbeam

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    Watercolor Pens

    I have a good supply of various colors (although it seems black and brown get the most use).

    Terry
  20. DrBill

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    I use watercolor pencils that you can get in almost any tint at an artists' supply store. I use a very fine brush (number 00 or 000), dip it in some water, and then pick up color from the pencil's point. As Mike mentioned, use a color that's slightly lighter than the printed color so as not to emphasize the join (big deal when building butt-joined models). When you run out of pencil point, sharpen it....