Tristan says "Hi"
I've gotten a few questions about painting the fabric, so I thought I’d give a quick over view of how I do it.
When I paint things like these shoulder pads with the wire inlay. First I paint in all the blacks. I use pretty wet paint and work it into all the little nooks and crannies, I’m trying to mimic the shadows.
Then I take a piece of sandpaper and clean off the wire. I'll do this several times, after each coat of paint.
Sometimes when I'm sanding on the wires, one will come loose, like it did tonight.
I used a little super glue to stick it back down.
When I do the light color, I dry brush it. I mean keep the brush real dry, not too much water, or maybe even wipe it on a rag. That way it only paints the highest points of the texture, the highlights, and leaves all those great shadows.
I use a hair dryer to speed up the whole process.
Well that’s it, the best I can do and still make it to work this morning. Hopefully that helps.