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I show you how to tint paint tranparent cockpit canopy

In my earlier miniature painting service project Eldar Fire Prism, there was the challenge of tinting transparent plastic parts for the Fire Prism cockpit and crystals. I wanted to create a yellow tint base on my colour design for the Fire Prism. After much research and experiment, I am going to show you how to tint transparent plastic cockpit canopy.

tint transparent plactic

I used Tamiya Enamel Paint, clear yellow paint. To dilute the Enamel paint, Enamel thinner is needed. The more dilute the Enamel paint is diluted, the lighted the tint will be. Mix the Enamel paint and thinner accordingly to the level of lightness needed. Test and practice it on some transparent sprue section first before starting on the actual transparent parts.

tint transparent plactic

To start, paint the Enamel paint in quick strokes in a consistent same direction. Do not go over the painted section again, as this will create more brush strokes texture as the Enamel paint is drying up. Once dried, the Enamel paint will show a clear consistent tint.

For the Fire Prism cockpit, I painted the tint on the inside of the cockpit windows. The crystals are painted on the outside like any normal painting. Cheers!

I show you how to paint rust effect

In my earlier post, my Ogre Maneater Pirate was holding an old rusty anchor. I painted the anchor with a rust effect. Thought I show you how I manage to paint the rust effect. For the anchor, it is painted with a base of Citadel Scorched Brown, after the usual base coat black. I am… Continue Reading

I show you how to make miniature stain glass effect

I am gonna to show you how I created the stain glass for my Kingdom Death Great Game Hunter backdrop. As with my miniatures stories goes, I pictured my Kingdom Death Great Game Hunter to be standing by a stain glass window in some part of her castle, getting ready for the great hunt. My… Continue Reading

Applying model decal with decal softener

When I was about to apply the Ultramarines symbol decal to the painted Ultramarines project I had, I did recalled I read about a solution called decal softener sometime ago. Basically if you are applying a decal to flat surface, then its easy and straight forward. But the problem comes in, when the surface which… Continue Reading

I show you how to paint Grey Knights Purifier

Got my Grey Knight Purifier painted earlier ago, and now working on the rest of the squad. Progress have been slow due to some commissioned works I am working on. Anyway, I will share with everyone how I got my Grey Knights painted in my usual “I show you how to paint”… Here goes… 1.… Continue Reading

I show you how to magnetize Grey Knights Special Weapons

Special weapons options, psycannon or psilencer or incinerator? Upon examining the arms and torso of the Grey Knights miniatures assembly, I found there seems to be just enough surface area to hold a magnet for a special weapon magnetization option. Rumbling through my bitz as I recalled I still have surplus of magnets lying around.… Continue Reading

I show you how to paint AOW Warrior Priest

My Avatar of War Warrior Priest is finally done up for the contest, meantime, waiting for the deadline to close and judging/voting to begin. For now, let me run through my work in progress and how you how I got my Avatar of War Warrior Priest painted. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I… Continue Reading

The Story of Wet Palette

The first time I came across the idea of wet palette from articles online was like quite a while back. Did not really bother to try out. Thought that my usual paint and palette would just be fine to go for the painting activities I am having. Then I came across wet palette again, when… Continue Reading

Vampire Counts Black Coach and Nightmare Horse conversion

Brace for impact! Vampire Counts Black Coach! Had some fun assembling my Vampire Counts Black Coach over the Christmas weekend. Lot of metal bitz to file and clean up as usual for all metal miniatures. Now the exciting part was my fingers and hands did not stain of any CA super glue, only a minor… Continue Reading

I show you how to paint Vampire Counts Varghulf

The Vampire Count mood is kicking in hard. Few weeks left before 2010 end and I am trying hard to complete as much Vampire Counts miniatures as much as possible. With my Varghulf completed recently, I show you how I painted my Vampire Count Varghulf. The Varghulf have quite fair bit of skin and fur… Continue Reading

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Just a typical guy who has made painting miniatures part of his daily routine life. As long as I have time in my hands, I will paint. Even with few minutes to spare at times, I will still pick up my brushes and paint a little. Nothing beats the satisfaction when you have your miniatures all done and and ready for battle!