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Tips for applying tiny details...
Toad-In-The-Hole
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 04:45 PM UTC
... such as the tiny buttons on control panels?

I was thinking that the best bet would be the paint black and then apply the button paint (dark green, red and gray) afterwards using the point of a toothpick.

That way I don't run the risk of covering it when I paint the rest of the panel black.

Would this work, or is there a better way to apply paint to minute details?
Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 04:56 PM UTC
That's the best way to go about it. I recommend that you do them in white first to give the colours some depth. Greens, yellows and reds are very transparent and without a white undercoat, black makes them look very dark.
Toad-In-The-Hole
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 04:58 PM UTC

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That's the best way to go about it. I recommend that you do them in white first to give the colours some depth. Greens, yellows and reds are very transparent and without a white undercoat, black makes them look very dark.



Thanks for the tip!

I'll put a touch of white on first then.
lentorpe
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:54 PM UTC
Thank you both