Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fixed a discoloured spot!

Perfuma's upper right thigh had a prominent orange-ish spot on it earlier today. Not so now!

Last night I mixed up a colour close to that on her leggings (it's PMS 373; which meant mixing a 1c:2y mixture, with a lot of white). I realized that it was coming out too vibrantly because there was no gray in it, so I added black today until it matched. I finally got the opportunity to use the airbrush I've had for 8 years now and did well, for someone who had no idea what she was doing. My paint consistency was off somewhat — I clogged the nozzle a bit — but was still able to control the air/paint enough to get a fairly even finish. I applied Krylon UV gloss coat when I was done, darkening the green a little as a result. The finish was glossier than that of the other leg, so I roughened it up a bit with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. That did the trick. Although one leg is a bit darker than the other, it's not conspicuous, so I'm happy with it.

Next, I'm likely to custom-make the last three shields I need.



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