by Roman aka jar
Ok... another tutorial, ahh... first it was meant to be a tutorial of making a freehand on the shield of Ancient hero Maulg... but something went terrible wrong... no it didn't, haha - just made an experience i did not expected that way... takin it Hurricane Style... Making experience is good i think... I had my first time working with liquid mask and thought it might... nurgs, just share it with you... here we go and forget about that freehand thing, haha:
Working with liquid mask
I took a charcoal pen to predraw some kind of a flower thing on the shield of Maulg i thought might look cool in my eyes...
I put this on the shield with the blister to get a randomly created areas on the places i want to leave blue in the end. I did imagine a white flower thing there with some chipped colour from the long fights, but it all came different in the end... freshly brought up liquid mask looks like this:
Dried, there is a real layer upon the shield now:
Then i prepared everything MacGyverstyle for priming with white on the shield:
After i did went on the balcony i saw i had to secure the middle metal plate on the shield. I did this with some strip and i didn't even made it very clean - but this ain't a problem either... i am glad i did not forget it:
After Priming the shield was white - wow, yeah i know... great experience, haha. I now started to rub off the white paint on the places where the liquid mask had been placed. I first tried with a toothpick, then a knife and finally found what i was looking for - my fingernails... but Daniel told me on a comment that a pencil rubber also might work damm good.
It leaves a lot of good ideas for chipped paint from tanks, other vehicles, walls and whatever... this is how it works. You may vary the colours you like for sure - i now go to rescue an Ancient Hero shield, haha... and always remember there are no failures :)
The final result of the figure:
Keep on happy painting!