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wool overcoat color
Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: May 05, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 05:12 AM UTC
Hi, I'm going to try my first 1/10 bust. Choice is Young's U.S. soldier Bastogne 1944. I'm using Vallejo colors and question is : what mix to use for brown winter overcoat? And second one: looking at Calvin Tan's page he was using stippling method to simulate wool texture, what kind of brush is good for that method ,can it be done with acrylics paint and how it's done.

England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 04, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 11:10 PM UTC

I read Calvin's blog quite regularly, so i know he uses Acrylics virtually all the time an the colours he has listed are Vallejo colours anyway

I think for the base coat he has probably airbrushed using
Vallejo Model Air 77 Wood,
however if you don't have an airbrush or you wood prefer to paint using exclusively the Model Colour range the same colour in that range is 914 Green Ochre.

The rest of colours are as follows:

873 US Field Drab
875 Beige Brown
889 US Olive Drab
822 SS Camo Black Brown

In terms of stippling your really just dabbing small almost squashed dots so really a fine brush like an 2/0 would do fine.

I have used this technique before so i know it works.

If you have any problems or questions feel free to message me or you can always E-mail Calvin he is very approachable doesn't always reply quickly though.

Anyway good luck with your build hope to see pics soon

Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2012 - 03:51 AM UTC
Since you are painting in a large scale I would try stippling acrylic modeling paste thinned with water to a suitable consistency. If you don't like the effect you can easily strip off the layer. Acrylic modeling paste is available in art supply stores.