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!