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So much of repaint work is a study in subtleties.  A lot of what we do doesn’t really show.  By that, I mean, a person isn’t going to look at the finished product and be able to see that it took 6 or more layers of color to produce the final tint.  Such is the way of Sun.

I mentioned in my last post that her initial unveiling caused me a bit of a fright.  I had not seen a head sculpt of this dark, dark gray material before.  After I gasped, I chuckled, and then I went about the steps to rid Sun of her horrible complexion.  What I suspected has certainly become evident.  It’s going to take more than a few layers of color to vanquish the original hue.

I added 3 more coats to Sun yesterday.  This time I added a bit more pink to the blend.  I hope you can see the difference on your monitors.  It’s subtle, but it’s there.  There is less of a mottled look and less of a gray undertone.  The next 2 to 3 coats will return to more of a golden tone.  She is, of course, Asian, and she’s been on a tropical island without gallons of sunblock.

A “normal” resin head paint job on a sculpt in white or ivory or flesh tone that needs to be tweaked takes maybe 3 coats total.  On Sun, I’m up to 5, and I’m guessing it will take at least 3 more coats and maybe more.  Stay tuned!Image