Playing with pastels, a fun new dio 1930 Ford
Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:58 PM
I've been wanting to use pastels in ways other than just dusting for the weathered look. I wanted to use them over paint to change the hues slightly to show the effects of sunlight over time on how it fades paint. Here is my subject from page 33 of the Hemmings book:
You can see from the firewall the original blue, or should I say a slightly faded blue I would imagine, by the picture of the 1930 Essex. The closest kit I had on the shelf was the 1930 Monogram Ford issued in 1974. So I cracked open this baby and went to work trying to replicate something similar to the picture.
The body (roof removed, balsa wood added):
I didn't have a blue close to the one of the Essex so I went green and tried to turn it as close as I could to blue using pastels. First I shot a new Krylon color called Vine green which is close to lime green. This would eventually be my lightest color green under the forest green slightly faded. I used masking tape and rubber cement to mask off the areas that would end up the lighter green and then painted forest green over the rest of the car.
I removed the masking and cement and then laid down the first part of the sophisticated finishes rust on the doors and areas. once dried, I sanded the edges of the iron to blend into the areas like the doors so that there is no distinctive line to where the rust starts or ends. I then washed the iron with the 2nd part of the sophisticated finishes to give it the "rust" over a 2 day period.
Meanwhile, I worked on the fenders by spraying with Krylon antique brass and rubbing in pastels and layers of dullcote.
When the body was rusted, I started "painting" with pastels and dullcote in layers to get the finish I was looking for. I was somewhat happy with the results but unfortunately the pictures (lights) tend to wash out the pastel effects.
Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:01 PM
BTW, Link: http://smg.photobuck.....rd unearthed/
Edited by Mike Whatshisname, 01 May 2008 - 07:31 AM.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:22 AM
You did a fantastic job.