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PostPosted: Thu 19 May 2016 08:21 am 
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farmroad38 wrote:
...Do you just lighten the original colour by mixing, or use a different shade?
I do both. :lol: Many times, I just take the base colour and mix it with some white or light grey or light tan. Sometimes, for example when the base colour is a mix of two colours, I tend to change the mix towards the lighter colour. Sometimes, to achieve a multi-coloured look I use different colours (for achieving the "correct" shade of Olive Drab for example :joker: )
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec 2016 17:47 pm 
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I think the most important thing about painting a camouflage "free hand" is to find "reference points" using a photo or drawing of the real thing, then find the same reference point on the model, and determine the color at that point, then paint a "dot" at that location in the appropriate color, then find another reference point, paint that, and so on, repeating this procedure until you have an "outline" of how the colors go on the model. This will allow you to avoid painting the wrong pattern or "swapping" the colors inadvertently. I will draw a demarcation line on an RAF-type camouflage, linking up the reference "dots" and measuring the twists and turn with my eye. The reference points, in this case, would be along the line of demarcation, which is drawn by connecting the dots of paint along the line at the various reference points. In this way, the shape of a marking is derived from the way it is applied, not the other way around.

All of this applies to brushing, of course.

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