Painting Jam 13 - Mixed FAQ

by Roman aka jar

posted by roman, jarhead, kong

Heyho to another round of the Painting Jam.
How you can get your question into the jungle you can read here.


Peter asked via mail:

"Because of my day job I do most of my painting in the evening and weekends. Often I find myself looking at the paintjob I did (at night) and find that the colors look totally different in the morning with daylight. I use a 100watt daylight bulb from Philips to paint at night. Looked around in the tutorial section but did not find any topics about lighting the workbench.
Q. --> What kind of lightning/ which light bulb is good for painting?"

My answer: 

Painting at night is not unusual in our hobby i guess. Mostly everyone has a dayjob and paints in the night. I had a long time problem with daylamps as i did need some time to accostum myself to the different light that looks like being at the dentist (and i don't like being at the dentist). Surely i do paint also with a daylamp. In fact i got 3 lamps switched on while painting: 2 daylight lamps and one yellow normal light that negates the dentist feeling of my workplace a bit and i can fast move over there to look at the miniature with yellow light.

I don't know if I can make a good recommandation of my workspace light or the bulbs, as i don't know which one are sold in your country and so this might be getting a bit confused if i would do so. I can tell you what I use at home. I hope it helps - For daylight bulbs i use "Osram DULUX S 11W/865 (860) G23 LUMILUX Daylight" - Link!  They are cheap and good and not too strong.

What i often do is - even this might sound very strange - when i am doing a break at the workbench and the daylight lamps i pick the miniature to go to the restroom instead of reading a book or newspaper there and i look at the miniature there. For me it is not most important that the model is looking great under a daylight bulb as i don't carry one around in my pocket. I often sit outside on the balcony and check the model in normal daylight. Take this little hint for your models too so you don't might be too scared the next morning.

You remind me that there are tons of articles waiting to be written - i hope these thoughts could have helped you. Maybe some readers could help you out even more via comment if they share their experience with us.


ayamboy96 asks via email:

"I read the article on removing paint on massive voodoo.. i wanna ask does that method apply to removing paint on a GW predator tank? and also i wanna ask when painting my tank is it better to paint by hand or spray gun because i ruined my tank . the paint didnt dry even and left alot of dried water marks tried to counter it by painting a thicker coat of paint on but the marks still show.. may you give me some tips???"
My answer:

- Aceton:
Works well on metal models, kills your plastic models.

- Revell Airbrush Cleaner:
Great to use on every material, resin and metal for sure. Take care about plastic miniatures, we are not sure about that.

Great to use for metal and plastic miniatures. 

I guess it'll work on a tank too, but you have to check your material you are working with, check the list above. 

Painting a tank is always a good start if you can do it with an airbrush in the start, you will avoid those colour bulbs or water marks which run down your model. If you don't have an airbrush at home i guess the problem is somewhere in your colour consistency - too liquid i guess. My hint is: After priming from a can (not with hand and a brush) work your main basecoat with the airbrush, just do final detail work like edge highlighting or weathering with the brush - this should work well.

So far - hope i could have helped.


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Best Regards and keep on happy painting!

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