Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Limited Edition Sturgis


  1. Dude, I love your style and I was wondering, how are you producing those yellows?!

    Is that a foundation paint or something? So f'n smooth!

  2. Thanks!

    I have several different formulas I use for yellow. Generally the basecoat is a combination of a mustard yellow (like GW Desert Yellow or the current equivalent) with a touch of yellow (like GW Golden Yellow or the current equivalent) and a mid-tone brown (GW Snakebite Leather or GW Graveyard Earth depending on the hue I want). Also depending on whether I'm going for a bolder yellow or a muted yellow I vary the ratios. For a model like Sturgis I then add in white to the basecoat (and sometimes a little more yellow) to build the highlight layers, keeping the paint nice and thin so that it goes on smooth. For more muted yellows I will use khaki and white to mix into the basecoat color for highlights.

  3. Awesome, thanks so much for the tip!