Help With Detail Painting

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  1. planeshavings42

    planeshavings42 Member

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    Hi Guys, I've recently finished puting together some bachman buildings, and I need to color some small (1/4") squares on the front of the styrene buildings, I have tried water colors, but was not able to do a good job, I also tried felt tip pens, but the color's went away, does anyone know of any fine tipped coloring pen's or any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanx in advance from one terribly un artistic chap.:(
  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    Hi Duey, Both Testors and Tamyia make felt tiped paint markers. Hobby shops usually carry them. You should be able to paint 1/4" squares with a #00 or #000 sable brush. Just practice on some scraps first:)
  3. alkcnw

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    Planeshavings, Testors makes paint pens made to paint styrene. You should be able to pick them up at your hobbie shop or wal-mart. Trouble is they only come in basic colors (red, black, blue ect.) Hope this helps!!:eek:
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    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Not sure what the 1/4" squares will represent, but perhaps you can use decals. Microscale makes "checkerboard" decals in several sizes and colors. I have 1/4" white, I could send some to you if it would help.

    Gary
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    "Sharpie" pens are available in a fine tip and several colors. (I have black, green, red, and blue) Permanent ink, no fadeing on anything.
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    farmer ron Member

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    I use the end of a tooth pick for doing small details, or for real small details I use the end of a needle. It make a few dabs on what you are trying to color but everything takes time. Ron.
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    Drew1125 Active Member

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    A 00 brush, & a magnifier are all you need.
    I always like to prime styrene, before painting, with a light coat of any flat colored solvent based paint...either air-brushed, or aerosol...If you don't want a base primer color, use Dullcote.
    The primer will provide some "tooth" for subsequent coats of paint.
  8. planeshavings42

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    Thanks Gary, I've tried the Testors pens, and they worked out great, but I will keep your Idea of the decals in mind for future work. Thanx again..
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    Thanks to Andy, Gary, Yakko, Farmer Ron, and Charlie... WOW some great advise again, I tried the felt tipped pens from testors, and they worked out great...Now for the next step, gettin closer to that railroad...:) :)