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About this project
Chief figure from Warthog Rally set. Fred figure from EVA Booster Frame set. Both lightly customised (some shading/washing and minor paint apps).
How-To Guide (in case you are interested):
Step 1- Apply a light wash/shade to figure. In this case, I opted to use a wash/shade whose colour corresponded to the figure (i.e. blue wash for Fred, green wash for Chief).
Step 2 (optional)- Once initial layer of wash/shade has fully dried, wet a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol, then go over the figure with said cotton pad. Do this *lightly* without applying too much force. The idea is to remove the wash from the raised areas of the figure, without disturbing the recessed areas.
Step 3- Take a VERY fine grit sandpaper (I used 3M Ultrafine softback sanding sponge) and go over the entire figure with a rubbing motion, taking care not to use too much force. Like Step 2, the idea here is to remove the wash from the raised areas, without disturbing the recessed areas. If Step 3 is done properly, you will have effectively created something of an edge highlight, since the raised areas would be the lightest in appearance, having been eroded to the bare plastic underneath the layer of wash you applied in Step 1. (I got this sanding idea from the community gallery but I can't quite recall for sure from whom)
Step 4 (optional)- Paint over the visors with gold paint, followed by a thin, orange-brown wash.
Further note: The idea behind the above approach was to minimise actual painting, so as to preserve the printed detail on the figures. I was also quite sick of my painstakingly painted applications being chipped off my minifigures!