So lately I have been getting into painting models. These are the results of my current projects, which are busts of science fiction characters. These are the finished products:
Fortunately these models came out of the printer without needing much cleanup, so I was able to jump straight to the paint stage.
All of the busts are painted with spray paint. I started with laying down a layer of primer, then the appropriate colours for the character. I wanted to go with a metallic look, so I primarily used metallic paint.
Once I had the base coat down, I masked off the model using the appropriately named masking tape. I wanted to give the impression of a coloured metal, not a painted figure. However there isn't a shade of metallic paint in the shade I wanted (at least in the store I was in) so I lightly dusted the figures with normal colour paint, which allows the metallic finishes to still shine through.
This shot is pre-painted.
This is how it looked with the paint applied.
The finished product.
The following shots are the finished model of Batman. I used fleckstone paint for the base.
Turns out grape coloured paint makes him look like, not shockingly, a grape. To lessen the effect I dusted on some peach colour, and finally a light dusting of metallic paint to get a skin tone that more closely matches the character.