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Hi... From Florida - USA

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by Johan Blume, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. Johan Blume New Member

    Thanks for accepting me as a new forum member. I’ve been modeling for over 30 years; mainly 1/35 armor and 1/12 scale F1 models (specifically Model Factory Hiro). The work on here is amazing! I look forward to learning the techniques so I can at least try and get better. My issue right now is painting eyes, but more so the paint consistency when painting the eyes. Seems like if it’s too watered down it runs throughout the eyes socket like a wash, but too much paint then it gets streaky looking. Any recommendations on acrylic/water ratios would be greatly appreciated... or maybe oils would be better for eyes? Thanks for any help and thanks for adding me!

    1969 and oldtrousers like this.
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Hi John


    Good to have you here

    Ask anything someone will know or if you wish message me ( moderator )

    Lots of PF info in the WELCOME ABOARD part

    As for eyes if you go to https://www.planetfigure.com/pages/articles/

    I use acrylics and use a ratio of about 1:3 ( paint to water )

    We also have a forum here : https://www.planetfigure.com/forums/painting-techniques.24/
    it's split between Oils and Acrylics with much informations

    Look forward to your posts and enjoy the visits

    Happy benchtime

  3. theBaron A Fixture

    Welcome to the Planet, Johan!

    I'm afraid I can't offer good advice for a thinning ratio for eyes. I use a wet palette with acrylics, and I just eyeball it (no pun intended, but I'll take it). If necessary, though, I might have to build up the color in a couple of layers. But even if it runs out of the eye a little, I know I'll cover that up as I add my flesh colors for the eyelids and shading/highlighting. But no worries-the rest of the gang will have much better advice for you than I.

    I look forward to seeing your work!

    Nap likes this.
  4. 1969 A Fixture

    Welcome Johan, I am sure you will get the help you need regarding the painting from others on here.
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