Creates spotty, patchy, snaky camouflages on small
scale models e.g. 1:72 with an airbrush is a very hard nut to crack even
for experienced modellers. All the models I have seen in my modelling
life lost some points because the camouflage was not precise enough. I
will demonstrate how to get a perfect result without using an expensive
airbrush. Patinator enables you to create spots, patches or snakes more
precisely and in a finer way than with any airbrush.
What do you need? Just a brush with short bristles or a cotton bud, a
mixing bowl, a soft eraser and a patinator. Add the patinator to the
mixing bowl, dip the brush or the bud in the patinator, apply on the
model with a vibrating hand. Continue vibrating and moving smoothly
where you want to have the snake. The thicker the bud or the brush the
bigger the spots, or patches. Very fine snakes can be achieved with a
paper edge. You can use an eraser to correct the snake. Spare patinator
can be blown away. Finish the model with Agama lacquer.
The following pictures show
examples of this technique.