Thursday, February 7, 2013

Post Shading with Eye Shadow Make-up

1/48 Mil-24d Hind by Revell

Working on the 1/48 Mil-24 Hind-D by Revell. I wanted to do some post shading on the aircraft and instead of using pastels I used my wife's old eye shadow make-up kit. Turned out quite well really.

1/48 Mil-24d Hind by Revell

I used a black colored eye shadow to apply a light shading effect on the panel lines as well as the dark exhaust stains then used a light brown shade to accentuate the edges of the mahogany camouflage. To apply it I used the foam tipped applicator provided with the make up kit. For a more gradient effect I spread out the applied make up by means of a paint brush. During the times that I made a mistake, I used an eraser to correct the mistake by rubbing off the makeup.


1/48 Mil-24d Hind by Revell

I guess one reason why it works better then pastel is because make up has a binder to make it stick to the skin, which also works well on plastic. Guess I won't be needing to buy Tamiya Weathering Masters anymore since I already found a good alternative. *snicker* According to my wife, some eye shadow kits have glitter dust in them, so I have to make sure to stay clear of those when picking up an eye shadow kit for my scale model kit building activities.

1/48 Mil-24d Hind by Revell

Prior to applying it I first applied on the decals then sealed it in with Bonsy Dull Lacquer spray paint. The rough matte finish supplied by the Dull Lacquer makes it easier for the eye shadow to cling to the surface of the model kit. After applying the eye shadow, I then seal it in by means of spraying once again Bosny Dull Lacquer.

1/48 Mil-24d Hind by Revell