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.

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