Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Loving Pastel Weathering

Applying Pastel on Revell 1/48 Phantom II C/D

Continuing with my Revell 1/48 Phantom II C/D build, I've decided to apply pastel weathering on it. This is the first time for me to do this and I have to say that I'm loving the results.

Applying Pastel on Revell 1/48 Phantom II C/D

Before applying the pastel chalk powder, I applied first a coat of Bosny Flat Clear, which is a matte coat that is rough enough to allow the pastel chalk to easily cling on to it. The pastel chalks I bought at a local art supply store for about $1.50. I used an X-Acto blade to scrape off the pastel into a fine dust then I used a brush to brush the ground powder onto the parts I wanted weathered. Aside from creating the soot marks and oil stains, I used the powdered color black pastel to darken the shade of the Pylox Singa Green on the model. Didn't like the light shade of the said Singa Green.

Applying Pastel on Revell 1/48 Phantom II C/D

After that I applied a coat of Bosny Clear Flat (a flat coat) to seal the powder in. In cases of mistakes when applying the pastel I used an eraser to remove the unwanted marks.

Applying Pastel on Revell 1/48 Phantom II C/D

First time for me to try this fully on a model aircraft kit so I really overdid it. Something that I have to develop is the modeler's eye, which can tell whether you are over doing something or not. And like with all things, that can only be acquired by practice.

Applying Pastel on Revell 1/48 Phantom II C/D