Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Painting Fire When Ready
Fire is very complex to paint. It takes a lot of work to get it so that it looks halfway decent. I start with Character Yellow, from Mr. Color. It's yellow with a little orange tint to it. I just paint about a third of the surface of the fire, in random blobs.
Next, is Flat Red, this time by Tamiya. Again, just small blobs of color, cover about a third of the surface area of the fire. It's okay to overlap the yellow a little.
Next is Tamiya Color, Lemon Yellow. Cover most of the remaining surface of the fire. This is a very yellow, yellow color.
Model Master Fluorescent Red, it goes on in random blobs to cover any unpainted spots, perhaps covering 20% of the surface area of the fire. It's fire so random application of color and in different locations on the different models helps to make it look real.
This is a brand new bottle, my other one died after about 15 years service. I don't use a lot of Fluorescent Red, but it is handy when you need it there is no substitute. Note, I have marked the lid with the paint name.