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Whats The Best Options For Painting Stockings

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by PaultheMilitaryModeller, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Hi guys

    As anyone got any tips on painting stockings

    I have just started on of the Andrea Pin up kits and I am looking for options on painting sheer stockings.

    I did search the forum but most of the recommended links are now either dead or the techniques shown are not for sheer stockings.

    Anyone got any more modern tips, would the Vallejo Black Glaze work.

    Thanks for any help or tips.

    Paul
  2. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike Meehan is the go to guy on this one.

    Joe
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I would strongly recommend research, research and more research. ;)

    Roger.
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  4. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
  5. Thanks for that link Carl, most helpful, especially as that's the one I am trying to build as well.

    Paul
  6. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Paul,

    If you have an airbrush, I suggest you try using it to create the stockings. Keep your paint very thin and build up the layers carefully.

    If you use the Black Glaze from Valejo, add Matt Varnish or Matt Medium to stop it from going glossy.
  7. Thanks for all the help Guys

    This is my first attempt at airbrushing stockings, constructive comments welcome.;)

    Paul

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  8. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nothing wrong with those Paul.
    Carl.(y)
  9. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks pretty good to me too.

    Joe
  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    As we say in London " Nice Pins".
    They look as good as any I have seen.............on model figurines of course;)
    Cheers,
    Keith
  11. Thanks guys

    I ended more or less following the method shown in the Andrea PDF listed above. Which was paint the leg in flesh tone, apply highlights and shadows, I used the Andrea flesh set for this. I them mixed a thin coat of Tamiya XF-1 flat black and gave a light coat so that the shading was still visible, I them masked of the Welt and sprayed that a lot darker, the mask was moved down and another dark trasparent layer was added to give the two tone welt (stocking top) effect. I then gave it an all over light coat of Tamiya Smoke to unify all the tones.

    I was quite pleased with this first attempt as well.

    Paul
  12. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Heading in the right direction!!

    Search for "mirei-san' it's a project I started some time back, stockings were a big part of the figure.

    So far, you are applying the right techniques.

    Dark where the material is near a curve (ie instep, back of knee, ankle) and lighter where stretched by the muscles (thighs, calves, top arch of the foot)

    Good work, although perhaps a shade too dark - the darker it is, the thicker the stocking.

    Good work though, looking forward to the rest of the figure!

    Cheers

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