Quoted from Iizi:
Amazing job! Can you tell a little about techniques and equipment you used on fine detail work?
For paints, I use two kinds, the first is not much concentrated in pigments but it has all the primary colors that are absolutely necessary to make the desired colors.
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Then I also go for this one which is much more concentrated in pigments, but unfortunately there are only secondary colors.
I use it a lot for difficult colors based on yellow and red that do not cover much.
I also use black for the inscriptions on the inserts because it covers faster and it makes less thickness.
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All these paintings are worked with a brush and also with the airbrush.
With the brush as with the airbrush, they are strongly diluted which makes it possible to have rendering without traces but that involves many layers (with the brush).
For the airbrush, I filter the paint with an 80 micron filter because even if the paint tube is new, there are small deposits that clog the nozzle of the airbrush.
For the precise work, the size of the nozzle is 0.2 and for the large surface like the gradient red / orange eb top of the PF of medieval M I use of 0.5.
I do not use airbrush paint, because apart from black and white, the proposed colors do not suit me, and the price is very high.
To accelerate drying, I use a hair dryer and it goes very quickly, a few seconds in some cases.
The vinyl that I use to make the stencils behaves very well when heated and it can stay on the PF for several days without the glue staying on it.
Full of other vinyl leaves traces of glue in particular the oramask which I use now only to make a stencil cut directly by hand on the plate because it is semi transparent and it also serves me for the transfer of stencils with my White vinyl, damage it does not make the same product in semi transparent.
The white vinyl is specially made for professional stencils and is not found in small shops.
Here's a link to vinyl
To realize the stencils, I scan the PF and I vectorize with adobe illustrators CS6.
I then import the vector file into my Cameo silhouette plotter control software.
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The silhouette cameo is a fantastic and indispensable tool.
Really very robust, 5 years of use and today it is very affordable in price.
The "portrait" version (A4) costs about € 150 in France and works as well as the version "silhoutte" (A3)caméo (resized).jpg
For varnish, I use 2K acrylic (hardener)
And I varnish each important work, first to prepare the support and put the inserts flat, then when all the painting work is done and to lay the different stencil because there are leaks (very small) but that Can be seen if one makes a hard stencil of the paint, (bad hang)
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It is necessary to be very careful with these products which are very dangerous and explosive in confinement.
And of course, for the airways, I use only protection 3M
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If you have any questions do not hesitate