Help needed with painting striped undies.

Help needed with painting striped undies.

George Oh
George Oh

September 12th, 2007, 4:29 am #1

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..............
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Randy Hampton
Randy Hampton

September 12th, 2007, 9:02 pm #2

Hi,

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.

HTH Randy

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Joined: September 12th, 2005, 2:37 am

September 12th, 2007, 9:55 pm #3

that the stripes MUST become wider as the garment expands around his backside. For regular striping, your method is perfect.
Curse him for not wearing solid-colour undies & for wearing them on the outside (it seem to be a super-hero trait - even the girls).
George, out............
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Randy Hampton
Randy Hampton

September 13th, 2007, 2:35 am #4

Hi George,

I hadn't realised that. You'll probably need to sketch the stripe pattern with a fine pencil (matching it to the reference picture) prior to painting.

I've had luck using a flexicurve to do curves. On a smaller figure, you might try ruling around a gently curved piece of copper wire to get the stripe pattern.

Best of luck

Randy
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:42 pm

October 27th, 2007, 3:42 am #5

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..............
You can layout where the stripes need to go, lightly pencil in some regular stripes on black decal film, then free-hand whatever widening/narrowing is needed for each stripe. The purple chrome tights is where I would lose it ;')
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