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WIP Simulating brass and patina

Discussion in 'Just starting...' started by Banshee1000, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Banshee1000 New Member

    I'm working on an 80mm white metal Andrea figure that depicts a fairie trying to lift a key (as in Peter Pan). The hands were molded to the key, with the arms attaching to the hands, so I elected to airbrush the figure and paint the key. I'll have to paint the key without airbrushing, and I wish to give it a subtle patina.

    I appreciate any thoughts on the best medium and way to go about this.

    Thank you for your help.

  2. Helm A Fixture

    What colour were you going for on the key ? If it's steel a brown/red wash would give a rusty look if it's brass then a pale green/blue would give the effect of verdigre
  3. housecarl Moderator

  4. Banshee1000 New Member

    Thank you for the link, Carl. I found it searching this site, and Luca was great in writing me and helping me through the process. It created the exact effect I was wanted to create.

    It was my first try with acrylics, and the Valleyo paints are very good.
  5. Banshee1000 New Member

    The green/blue. I followed Luca's tutorial and it came out very well. Thanks for your kind response, Steve.

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