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Author Topic: TAF G1 to G3 and G4  (Read 2472 times)

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Offline starrynights

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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2021, 03:01:58 AM »
They look amazing! What kind of paintbrushes do you use if you don't mind me asking?

The paintbrushes I use for the tiny details are "The Army Painter" brand, "Wargamer: Detail" and "Wargamer: Insane detail"   Those names sound so hardcore for something used on cute ponies  :lol:  One thing I like about them is that the triangular shape of the handle of the paintbrush keeps it from rolling when you set it down, and makes it easier to hold steady.  I may have bought them back when I lived in Europe years ago but I'm sure you can order them online.  It looks like they don't make those models anymore but have ones called "Psycho" and "Character" that I would guess are similar or equivalent...
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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2021, 05:30:17 PM »
Wow, the symbols are perfect!
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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2021, 07:51:15 PM »
How cute is that! I didn't know Munchy would look so good as a G3 pony.
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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2021, 02:16:39 AM »
These look so legit, you could have fooled me into thinking they were leaked designs! :biggrin: Really gorgeous work! Up Up and Away and Sugarberry are two of my all-time favorite ponies. <3

The sheen and uniformity of the paint is honestly awe-inspiring. What brand of paints/sealer do you use?
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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2021, 02:32:36 AM »
These look so legit, you could have fooled me into thinking they were leaked designs! :biggrin: Really gorgeous work! Up Up and Away and Sugarberry are two of my all-time favorite ponies. <3

The sheen and uniformity of the paint is honestly awe-inspiring. What brand of paints/sealer do you use?

Thanks!  Most of the paint is Vallejo brand Model Color acrylics and the sealant I've been using is Vallejo brand Polyurethane Matt Varnish (I do two coats).  Eyes get 2-3 coats of Citadel Colour Gloss Varnish for some shine.

However, Munchy's full body repaint was with some regular cheapo craft store acrylic...let's see...Apple Barrel brand.  And here's where things get weird.  When I did her FBR, I didn't let it dry enough (it was summer and super humid here), then I sealed it with Vallejo brand Acrylic Resin (which I have used in the past for customs with no issues, it always worked great).  This resulted in her being very sticky no matter how long she sat in front of the dehumidifier.  Then I decided to try covering her with the Polyurethane sealant just to see what happened and WOW - she has the best finish ever.  It is super smooth and matte and totally dry to the touch.  I don't know how to replicate this!  I've since done another pony with the craft store acrylic FBR, and then let her dry fully, and then directly sealed with the Polyurethane, and even though it is supposed to be matte she somehow ended up much shinier than Munchy.  So right now I'm not sure what is going on...I have another pony I'm working on and I'm going to need to seal her at some point but I'm at a loss!

Update: I've just googled my issue and it seems that you need to mix up the polyurethane really well before using it to get the matte finish to work out.  The bottle doesn't mention this  >_<
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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2021, 08:31:39 AM »
Update: I've just googled my issue and it seems that you need to mix up the polyurethane really well before using it to get the matte finish to work out.  The bottle doesn't mention this  >_<

Oh yes I learned this the hard way, too! I use Folk Art brand and it only says to roll the bottle on tabletop or shake *gently*... But I've noticed the best way is to actually mix it with a wooden stick.
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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2021, 03:23:15 PM »
Thanks for the info, I really want to try out that matte varnish! It’s the best I’ve seen, going by these ponies. :)
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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2021, 06:09:18 PM »
They look amazing! What kind of paintbrushes do you use if you don't mind me asking?

The paintbrushes I use for the tiny details are "The Army Painter" brand, "Wargamer: Detail" and "Wargamer: Insane detail"   Those names sound so hardcore for something used on cute ponies  :lol:  One thing I like about them is that the triangular shape of the handle of the paintbrush keeps it from rolling when you set it down, and makes it easier to hold steady.  I may have bought them back when I lived in Europe years ago but I'm sure you can order them online.  It looks like they don't make those models anymore but have ones called "Psycho" and "Character" that I would guess are similar or equivalent...

Well, wish me luck...I just ordered these! Thank you for the info. I am terrible at painting fine detail, and I didn't used to be, so I'm blaming it on my brushes, haha. I was actually able to find 'Wargamer detail' and 'insane detail' on Ebay, and I was going to purchase all 4, including 'character' and 'psycho' as well, just to try them all out, but I waited too long with them in my cart and the latter 2 sold out. Oh well. Anyway...just thought I'd post in case anyone is looking for them, it looks like the seller still has a few detail and insane detail in stock.

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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2021, 02:52:06 PM »
Cuuute! G3 Munchy is my fave of the bunch.
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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2021, 04:05:53 AM »
These are SO ADORABLE! Great job!

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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2021, 03:32:26 PM »
Bumping for newly-added Night Glider!
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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2021, 04:09:58 PM »
They all look fantastic, but I'm in LOVE with your Munchy.
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« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2021, 04:16:54 PM »
Night Glider looks amazing! Perfect pose too.
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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2021, 12:44:38 AM »
Oh my goodness night glider looks beautiful

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Re: TAF G1 to G3 and G4
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2021, 07:59:06 AM »
Night Glider looks awesome!!!
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