Re: Oil Paints

Erik Pilawskii (
Tue, 20 Dec 1994 19:37:08 -0800 (PST)

> I don't use oils too much, but there was a good article on WWI planes in the
> latest Fine Scale Modeler. The modeler featured used colored soft pencils to
> draw on the wood grain on his 1/72 models over a base coat of paint. Has
> anybody tried this? I'd imagine that you could use a similar technique with
> oils.

Yeah, y'know that reminds me... Does anyone know this guy? Name's Steve
Hustead, or some such. His models looked great, and were in my very own
favorite 1/72 scale. One of his kits (I think it was a Lloyd C.I or II?)
showed *magnificent* weathering-- definitely Championship grade! All featured
excellent detail and finish. I was VERY impressed.
So, if this guy has a computer, or access to one, I'd say we could use
him on here.
"The Heavens were the grandstands, and only the Gods were spectators. The
stake was the World. The forfeit was the Player's place at the table; and
the Game had no recess. It was the most dangerous of all sports-- and the
most fascinating. It got in the blood like wine. It aged men 40 years in
40 days; it ruined nervous systems in an hour. It was a fast game-- the
average life of a pilot at the Front was 48 hours. And, to many, it
seemed an Age....
Elliot White Springs, WWI ace