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On the Workbench 1

7:30 AM by , under

Since the desktop is down for a bit, I thought it would be fun to share what I've been working on. Sort of a progress report.

Remember when I mentioned working with Hirst Arts plaster molds? I'd been having trouble painting them consistently, but after a quick trip to Games Plus, I tried Vallejo's Weathering Pigments and I stand before you a changed man. Holy moley is that stuff amazing!

What started as a mass of plain, whiteish grey plaster bricks was transformed. I primed the bricks with black gesso and covered that with a very heavy wash of off-white. When that was dry, it was time to break out the weathering powders. I brushed it on very heavily, massaging it into all the nooks and crannies. When I had it looking just how I wanted, I took my spritzer bottle of rubbing alcohol (the fixative for the pigments) and gave it a once over.

Seriously guys, you have to try this stuff out.

Hirst Arts: SciFi Floor Tiles
Hirst Arts: SciFi Floor Tiles

Be good,

when the saints become the beggars
and they live down among the fray

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1 Reply to "On the Workbench"

Adam on November 29, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Incredible. I mean seriously. My alien wants to stomp around on that.