Scale Aviator International Magazine Issue 3 - Page 61

MASTER CLASS in PILOT PAINTING MASTER TIP- Dry Brushing brings out raised areas of detail and mimics highlighting and fading. Washes brings out recessed areas of details and mimics shadows. Drybrush = light, Washes = Shadow To finish the helmet, you can lightly dry brush a bit of light tan on the seams and straps that hold the goggles on. This makes those details stand out realistically and adds to a more complex color variation. Goggles Straps - The goggle straps on Sailor were a bit more complex than his American ally�s. They were part cloth covered elastic and leather. For the cloth part I painted it with MMA Dark Tan and then applied a very thin Best Pilot�s wash with a bit of Burnt Umber. The leather part of the strap is painted MMA Flat Black and then dry brushed with MMA Leather mixed with a bit of Burnt Sienna for an almost wine color. This gives a nice variation in leathers and is historically accurate. The goggle frames are painted with a base coat of Flat Black (don�t paint the lens area yet!) and dry brushed with the same wine-ish color brown. Bob�s goggle straps are a base of MMA Dark Tan with a very thin Best Pilot�s wash with a bit of Burnt Umber. Bob�s goggle frames are flat black with a bit of grey lightly dry brushed overall. (don�t paint the lens area yet!) Pappy�s goggle straps are a base of MMA Flat White with a very then Best Pilot�s wash with a bit of Dark Grey. Pappy�s goggle frames are MMA Neutral Grey dry brushed with MMA Flat Whit 61