Well, anyway, I didn't even think to put these guys in a light box, so the pictures are . . . weak. But, here they are, to celebrate my first goal achieved:
|As of New Year's Day. Primed with tan Krylon and dry brushed with white.|
|All the colors blocked out as of January 2nd . . .|
|Post Minwax dip on the 4th! And a few hours of highlighting, today.|
|Pre-stain blurry pic . . .|
|The Magic of Minwax. It even makes your pictures less blurry! Seriously though, for bits like the studs, it really brings out the details.|
If you do want to try out the Minwax dip method, don't use the black color, it's too black. The Tudor shade is plenty dark enough:
|Tudor color swatch - from the Minwax website.|
Also, the Minwax leaves a great protective shield for the paint job, BUT it's very glossy (even the "Satin" finish). So, I lathered on a coat (or two) of matte medium thinned with water to bring down the shine, once the dip had dried overnight.
Here's a few more pictures:
|Pre-dip and highlight.|
|Post-dip and highlight. The Minwax has a smoothing effect that helps cover up a chalky (and half-fast) dry brush job.|
|I love the way the dip fills in the details on the back of a terminator's upper armour and the back of their leg armour.|
Thanks for stopping by. On to the next 2015 resolution project!