Welcome to Brush time, a series of posts showing my current WIP’s for Infinity Yu Jing models that I am painting. For those interested in the equipment I use, it is all quite budget but it works:
- Vallejo Model colour paints and Vallejo gloss and matte brush on varnish
- GW Agrax earthshade and GW Lahmian medium
- Royal Langnickel value brushes and Army painter starter brush set
- Humbrol Acrylic Spray paint
Prior to any painting I always cut and trim flash and file away mold lines, I then wash all of the models parts in warm soapy water before super gluing together to get rid of molding agents. With this Gŭiláng I pinned the small arm that holds the front of the gun to the body to give it extra strength.
I was excited to start painting this Gŭiláng as I really enjoy painting coats and cloaks, anything with deep recesses really as using washes and highlights look great and are really fun.
I like to start out with a black undercoat using Humbrol Matt black acrylic spray. I find this spray to be high quality and relatively cheap. The small can size is good for small amounts of models.
After the undercoat I got to work with a simple dark grey drybrush on the areas I would later be painting grey and white. I also made a start on the base using a similar method of painting dark grey, followed by a black wash, followed by some drybrush highlights. The brown dirt areas were just brown with a GW Agrax earthshade wash on top.
Then I finished the base off with some drybrush highlights on the brown dirt. I like to finish the base off first before starting the rest of the model as it is easier to touch up the base than the legs if there is a mistake. It also means I don’t have to worry about drybrushing the legs by mistake.
After the base was completed I did the basecoats for the coat and backpack, I use GW Lahmian medium to thin my paints and did 2 layers to get a nice even coat. The dark brown was a combination of 40% brown, 40% red and 20% black to get a nice rich warm dark brown.
The next step was to apply a liberal amount of GW Agrax earthshade (not diluted) all over the coat areas and backpack. I moved the wash around with my brush to get the amount I wanted into each recess.
That’s it so far! In the next part I will be doing the coat highlights and other small details such as the legs, gun, backpack and head. I hope this WIP has given you some ideas.
I would love to see your Gŭiláng’s and hear your comments, send me a link in the comments!