Repeat After Me: Blue!

Hello again fellow lover of cool things! In my last post I explained the steps I took to paint orange on this very cool EVO repeater. Let’s continue now with the color blue. Or is that aqua? Whatever, just follow my lead. šŸ™‚

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First we start with the base-coat. I think this is the most important step when painting a model. It’s like building a house; you need a solid and even foundation or else the rest of it goes to shit. So take your time, keep your paint smooth and thin (like milk) and listen to your favorite podcast.

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Next up is shading with a wash of Deep Ocean. As you can tell in the picture, I’m a bit messy with this step. It’s all good tho because in the next I cleaned it up and smoothed it out. That could be an R. Kelly song.

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Here’s where I tried smoothing the blend between the base-coat color and the shade color. I used a mix of Deep Ocean/MarineĀ TealĀ (60/40) andĀ watered them down with a mix of H2O/Flo-Aid (20/1) to create a wash. Then I used this wash to smooth out the middle area between the two colors.

Note:Ā These Reaper Master Series Paints have a really nice quality pigment; great for washes and layered blends.

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Highlights with Surf Aqua. The contrast is a little too stark for my taste. Let’s fix that…

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…with another wash ofĀ Deep Ocean/MarineĀ Teal. That’s better!

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And then I redid the highlight a little thinner. Nicey nice, with beans and rice!

On to the next color: WHITE!

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