Mar 25, 2009

How I tint my canopies

What you will need:

  • Future floor finish
  • Food Coloring or Ink
  • Paintbrush
  • Tweezers
  • Canopies to tint

First Step - Take some Future and mix it in a resealable container with either food coloring or ink to get the color that you want to tint the canopies. Make sure you mix enough to do every canopy in your army. This way you will have a consistant color instead of trying to match it with more batches. In this example I used red food coloring.

Dip your paintbrush in the mix you just created and paint over the canopy. Make sure that your paintbrush is clean here otherwise you could have problems with paint particles messing up your canopy. Alternatively, you can dip the entire canopy into the mix and retreive it with tweezers. Make sure you don't touch it with your fingers, this can also mess up your work.

This shows what it looks like after the first application. If you want to acheive a darker color, you can let this coat dry and add a second coat as well to tint it further. The color is a bit distorted in this picture and it's more even in color here than shown. I let it sit for an hour before I add another coat.

Heres what it looks like (Again picture distorts the effect) with 0 (left) 1 (middle) and 2 (right) coats. The next step is to paint the canopy as normal by painting the edges, and then adding some black ink to the sides of the canopy to give it some depth.


The 25mm Warrior March 26, 2009 at 6:08 AM  

That is brilliant! Great shading effect. Very smooth looking. I;m totally gonna be using that! Thanks!

-come over to and vote for what you want me to do next!-

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