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  1. A few pics of a Ferrari F40 Slot.it white kit. Independent front axle SW w/spring suspension. Thanks for looking Geno.
  2. Pics of a Racer Sideways Riley MKXX white kit. Thanks for looking Geno
  3. Geno

    Woodbrook Valley

    Where do you get the SRA guys? Could you give me a link or 2? Sorry Dick didn't mean to hijack your thread.
  4. Geno

    Woodbrook Valley

    LOL if I could find some of those guys unpainted which is what I prefer. I would paint you a couple, but looking at your work on the track you might do a better job than I could. geno, I've got hundreds of unpainted figures! :nice: Are they personal stash, and what kind are they? Geno
  5. Geno

    Woodbrook Valley

    LOL if I could find some of those guys unpainted which is what I prefer. I would paint you a couple, but looking at your work on the track you might do a better job than I could.
  6. Geno

    Woodbrook Valley

    The fence looks great Dick and fits in well with your track. Where did you get the the guys sitting on the fence/wall?
  7. Geno

    Track Figures

    The closest hobby shop is about 100 miles away so I order online from stores in the U.S. can you give me a link? I'm on holidays, so need something to do Ya no problem, I would have before but I didn't know if this site allowed links. www.squadron.com www.modelmecca.com www.megahobby.com
  8. Geno

    Track Figures

    The closest hobby shop is about 100 miles away so I order online from stores in the U.S.
  9. Geno

    Track Figures

    Lol, I have have tried that with a couple, but I usally trash em lol.
  10. Geno

    Track Figures

    I'm looking at my brushes Dick, and it's some what confusing. Some are older and the #'s are wore off, a couple have the same # but are different sizes. I would use a size that that you are comfortable with. A bigger brush will leave fewer brush strokes. I'm using a small brush for the face and hands, and a smaller brush for the really little stuff. I use a # 2 round for the clothes. Sable hair brushes I have read are best for acrylics. Andrea makes really good brushes. I'm now using 3-4 brushes the fourth is very small with long hairs kinda like a pinstiping brush. I use this for very fine lines. Here is a pic with a guy wearing a green plaid hat I used this brush to try and create a plaid effect, I also use this brush for fine facial lines and between the fingers.
  11. Geno

    Track Figures

    I'm no expert, I just started painting figures because it's getting hard to find the painted Revell guys. The first thing I do is remove any mold lines, then I soak them in the sink using dish soap. I clean resin figures with Comet and a brush and then soak in dish soap. I'm not sure if this is the best way, I'm always looking for a better way. Maybe someone here can shed a little light on this. Tools I use to prep figures before I clean, and prime. Razor knife, round files, sandpaper, and magnifier. This is the first time I have primed my figures, I used Model Master enamel white primer in the rattle can. I sprayed a very light coat so I wouldn't cover up any detail. Here are the paints I use, left to right Tamiya, Model Master, Vallejo, Polly Scale, Andrea, and Jo Sonja's. All these paints seam to mix well together, except Tamiya. I paint the the faces and skin first, these are the hardest areas to get right, for me. If I don't like how they turn out, I take them to the sink turn on the warm water, and spray them with Windex. This will immediately strip acrylic paint from plastic and resin figures. I use a kit from Andrea-Miniatures it comes with 6 bottles of different skin tones that you can mix to make highlights and shadows. However you can get a bottle of flesh, brown, and white, any brand of acrylic paint, and get the same results. You will need a good light source, I just use my magnifier with the built in light. It's not the best light to use but it's what I have. I mix the paint in a plastic palette. Always thin your paint this will allow the paint to flow on without brush strokes, it's better to put on more than one coat, then putting the paint on thick. I use an eyedropper to add the water to the paint and mix it about 50% for the flesh base color. You can use tap water for most acrylic paint, however Tamiya has their own thinner, X-20A so I use what they recommend. Using a sable hair brush will yield better results than cheap brushes. I clean my brushes in Windex, spray some in your palette and clean out your paint, then spray some more in and clean your brush. I then run warm tap water in my brush. If you keep your brushes clean they will last a very long time. Then I hold the figure by the base and head in one hand, resting it on my desk top. I anchor my painting hand on the desk top, this will help to steady your hand. Using a 10/0 brush paint the face, and skin with your base color of skin. Next I paint the highlights, (checks, bridge of the nose, chin, edge of the ears), and wherever you want a highlight. I mix some white with the base flesh color and thin to appox.. 70% this will allow the highlights to blend with the base color. Then mix a small amount of brown to the base flesh, and thin to about 90% and paint the shadows, (eyes, creases around the nose, mouth, chin, ears, and neck), or wherever you think a shadow might be. Don't forget to highlight and shade the arms, and hands. Next I paint the clothes, choose your color and mix with appox. 70%-90% water. This will be a wash and the paint will naturally flow into the creases and folds of the clothing, some colors you will have to do a second coat. I use a #2 round brush for this. Load your brush with paint then brush it along your palette, checking to make sure the paint is thin enough, and removing some paint so you don't have too much paint. This also will prep the tip of your brush. MRRC Pitcrew figure. The pants were painted with one coat of Jo Sonja's Prussian Blue. The shirt was painted with one coat of Tamiya Yellow, and did not turn out very good, the paint should have been thinned more. I told you, I'm no expert. I mixed a little black, with the yellow, and thinned 90%. Then I used a #10/0 brush and applied the wash to the ( seams, and folds). The shirt looks a little better, and I guess I can live with it. Better luck next time. Using a #10/0 brush I paint the items their holding, or wearing next, and paint their hair and eyebrows last. Trackside figure. One coat of Jo Sonja's Prussian Blue. Le Mans resin figure. Two coats of Jo Sonja's Prussian Blue. Another Trackside figure. This guy has next to no detail in his clothing, but he does have a stop watch so I used a dashboard decal. After I finish painting the guys, and they have dried 24 hrs. I apply a coat of flat clear to the areas I want ( usally the clothes), and gloss clear to the things that are shinny. This will seal your figures. Be careful when handling your figures before sealing them, or you may rub off some paint. Always have clean hands. After the sealer dries, I wait 24 hrs., you can apply some decals if you have em. I hope I covered everything, their is a lot I don't know, any tips, tricks, or info please share with us. Constructive criticism welcome. Start painting and posting your figures, I'd really like to see them. Geno
  12. Geno

    Track Figures

    I got mine at pendleslotracing they are MRRC figures.
  13. Geno

    Track Figures

    I could do a tutorial in a day or so.
  14. Some guys and gals I painted last week. Thanks for looking,
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