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evoltaire
01-23-2006, 02:08 AM
I borrowed this technique ( read "straight up robbed and will use forever" ) from Joa's Seras Victoria WIP (http://www.hobbyfanatics.com/index.php?showtopic=5230)

and it went so smoothly I had to add it here for those people who didn't read the whole thread.


First the whole leg was painted with the skintones.
Then I masked of the upper part and painted the stocking area with the following mix @ about 18 psi:
FW Artist's ink India black 028
FW Artist's ink Sepia 251
Model Master's water based acrylic dull/flat coat
Golden Air brush Color's Transparent Extender
Window polish

I mixed using roughly the following proportions: 1+2+3+10+~4 (basically 1 = one drop).
Needless to say, be patient and paint layer on layer on layer on layer in order to achieve the seamless buildup of the material.
The dull cote in combination with the transparent extender gives you the perfect nylon shine => instant, perfect stocking.

Thanks Joa, my life is heaps easier now!

-eVo

Joa
01-23-2006, 03:28 PM
Oohhh... I'm glad this was helpful to someone! :D

It'd be a blast to see the result also ;) *hint, hint*

redrage
01-23-2006, 06:17 PM
Another trick you can use is silver or gold dry metallic pearls mixed in with neutral black or india ink. It gives a nice metalic shimmer: that's how I shot Sophie's stockings ;-)

evoltaire
01-23-2006, 06:43 PM
so many tips, so few models :D I need more spare time

I used Joa's tech tip on an Innocent Tears kit I've had around forever, I'm sure you've all seen this pretty lady

http://www.e2046.com/images/c4ca4238a0b923820dcc509a6f75849b/3947efe298fdb51dc9be6f74bd397355/a75f07402514927e8c79a8353917b8f8_12.jpg

As soon as I get one of those new fangled camera doohickies I'll post some pics ^.^

-eVo

Dr.H
01-27-2006, 05:25 PM
That looks nice. I have a few Inabaya bunny kits and a MINE one that I'll have to put fishnet stocking on and I'm a bit nervious about it since their mesh screening not painted on, but he did do a good tutorial about it here: http://www18.big.or.jp/~inabaya/FILE/amihari.html

I can't wait to see how your stockings came out evoltaire. Stocking definiatly add sex apeal to certain kits.