Picking up from the last video, we now get into the actual paint model trains, showing how to apply paint both with an airbrush and by hand in both acrylics and oils, as well as some drybrushing. I show how this comes together in a model-painting style called “Colour Modulation”, demonstrated on three Husky Well Stack cars. This also sets up a good foundation for applying decals, as well as going on to weathering model trains.
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Primers & Paint:
AK Interactive Real Color Yellow: P
Games Workshop Paints:
Flash Gitz Yellow Layer Paint: 4
Dorn Yellow Edge Paint: L
Necron Compound Dry Paint: g
Games Workshop Small Layer Paint Brush: Q
As an airbrush primer, these are my new favourite. I like how they go on, how they hug the detail, and how they do stick well to the surface. My only caution is to let the primer cure fully before you apply any sort of masking tape:
Stynylrez Black 4oz: N
Stynylrez White 4oz: p
Three pack – White/Black/Grey: b
6-tone pack: 2
Tamiya Paint: Hull Red: 2
This isn’t a primer, but there are Hull Red style primers out there.
Grex Genesis XGi3 Airbrush Starter Set g
(Dual-action Gravity Feed airbrush, compressor, braided 6ft hose, and a getting started DVD)
This is an updated version of the combo set that I started with. The advantage of this newer version is that if you wanted to swap out needle sizes, it can be done with upgrade kits, and it comes with different sizes of paint cups. It comes with a 0.3mm needle as standard. This also comes with the same compressor that you saw in the video. I’ve been very happy with my setup. It has done everything I’ve asked it to. Fittings on this airbrush and hose are ⅛” which are compatible with Iwata hoses.
Grex Genesis XGi3 Airbrush alone: z
Equipment & Software:
Sony SLT-A55 DSLR (Link is for the A68) – v
Zoom H4n Handy Recorder: Y
Boya BY-M1 Universal Lavalier Microphone –
Manfrotto 190X Pro Tripod –
Computer: Apple iMac 27″ Screen (my wife’s): K
Adobe Creative Cloud:
Photoshop CC 2018, Premiere Pro CC 2018, Audition CC 2018, After Effects CC 2018.
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Music: “Engine No. 9” by Les Hooper
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Picture of the tank is from Mig Jimenez’s blog website and is intended to be for educational purposes only. Here’s the link to the blog entry where he talks in-depth about the colour modulation style: