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How To Paint Plastic Soldiers Part 2
Following on from the previous hub How to Paint Plastic Soldiers .I'll continue with painting details .The figure I will be describing is from the Airfix German Paratrooper 1/32 Scale set . After preparation is completed I first paint the figure with a coat of Humbrol Matt Varnish, this gives a good base on to which the base paint coat can be painted.. I initially paint the figure with Revell Aqua color (water base paint) do not apply the paint too thick otherwise some of the detail on the figure will be lost. This coat will dry in about 10-15 minutes depending on room temperature. At this point a second coat can be applied.
Belts and Bags
Once the Base coat is dry I proceed to paint the Belts, webbing, boots and Insignia with black paint this requires a fine brush and a steady hand . If you do smudge slightly all is not lost as smudges can be covered at the end with base coat paint. Also at this stage I have painted the water bottle on the figures using a Saddle Brown colour.
I use a dark brown for the wood on weapons and the detail any metal with Oily steel or Gunmetal colour
The eyes are simply a tiny smudge of white paint . I then put a very tiny spec of black in the middle for the eye ball and a thin line of black above the eye socket for the eye brow.
when completely dry I finish by coating in a matt enamel varnish, this seals the figure and prevents chipping.
These figures are from Revell the fine detail is better than the airfix figures and they cost a little more.