Here we are again!
We were with a primed but unpainted Pavel road, and now is time to dip our fingers in the paint – seriously! I painted the road with a Sponge method that i invented and developed in this years.
First of all, you need some sponge. I suggest quite a fine one, i don’t like the sponge in the miniature blisters, it’s too light… a bit heavier and with a more thin pattern is really better. I suggest you to find some scrap bedding sponge, because you will need a lot, since you have to change “brush” every 10 minutes!
I used some “Sky Blue Light” and “Carbon Black” from Pebeo, but any other similar colours are OK. Starting from a 1:2 ratio, i made some shading with the sponge until a 2:1 ratio – or even 3 :1, with a tip of white inside.
After some first layers i started using a ruler as a mask, for making some nice glowing effects (not realistic but cute)… remember: use it with moderation, if you don’t want an Uranium-radioactive road! 🙂
Since is pretty hard to explain i have added a video about the sponge painting. No words needed, just a sponge moving and the loudy noise of my PC’s fan. Quite old fan.
EDIT: Sorry: the video has been deleted a while ago. No rocket science, though.
Now, after some more layers and a really slight white drybrush The road is done. it took less than an hour to be painted, but for bigger roads it will be even faster, since you don’t have to swap colour ratios every 5 minutes!
Hope you like.
Conclusions: Of course the sponge method is pretty flexible, you can use the spong with a lot of wet colour on it or nearly dry, but just remember that IT IS NOT A BRUSH, no need for it for this.
For the MDF engraving part… nothing new there. I’m shure that all of you will find it easy and really fast to learn!
The Lazy One
Small Addon: Inspired by the Vanel’s suggestion i tried to add some road lines. The technique i added is pretty simple, i just used some tape as mask, and then with a semi-dry and irregular filled sponge i applied the white (or yellow) colour.
Quite messy, isn’t it? But when I removed the tape mask…. WOW!
Hope you will appreciate this too.
The Lazy One – Again.