I bought a Verlinden naked man (in resin) 'cos it was cheap (& in a VERY dusty box). I am in the process of converting him into the Phantom. I thought that this'd be an easy conversion till I realised that he wears his undies on the outside of his purple suit - no problem EXCEPT that they are striped diagonally.
How can I paint the diagonal stripes (black & dark grey)? Any advice will be gladly appreciated.
TIA. George, out..............
If you're not confident about painting them freehand try laying down strips of masking tape as a guide.
Paint the base colour (and shade/highlight)
Cut strips of masking tape the width of the stripes
Lay them down using a ruler to get the gap between stripes correct, get the majority of the stripes laid down on the flat surfaces and check that the whole thing will be even and accurate (cf reference picture)
The strips are a guide rather than a true mask so paint the stripes up to the strips but don't push paint under them, any area that you couldn't get a strip onto, paint freehand (e.g. where the clothing bunches up and you need to compress the pattern, pencilled guides will help)
Remove strips and touch up (shade/highlight stripes)
Does this make sense? It's hard to explain, but you're using the strips of tape as a painting guide to obtain parallel stripes across the flattest surfaces. It's easier than trying to rule pencilled lines at the correct spacing.