I’m now using fluorescent orange to really brighten some of the detail.
The most important thing that you need to do when working with fluorescent paints is to undercoat the areas that they will be used on with white. Many of them are semi translucent (more on that later) and will just appear murky if painted on anything else.
I’ve also added more interference orange, as the effect of that had faded somewhat with the ink washes that I’d been using.
The fluorescent paints I’ve used on these models are Chromacryl - £2.40 per tube (75ml) from Lawrence’s, my local art shop.
The interference paints are by Liquitex.
POSCA markers in Orange, Metallic Orange, Black and White, and a Montana Brown (POSCA’s browns are feeble, at best) were used to make many of the straight lines you see.
I use Staedtler pigment black liners in 0.05mm size for much of the detailing
|After fluo orange|
|Before fluo orange|
|A similar effect on a cruiser|
I’m heading for the final furlong with these miniatures now, and I’m hoping to complete them (maybe only the battleship and two cruisers) to enter into the painting competition at Salute 2012, this coming weekend.
|The 'Should Know Better'|
|The 'Bog Standard'|
|The 'Tramp Steamer'|
|The 'Impetuous Pig'|
|Here the spars on the underside and|
the front corner are painted white
to prepare for fluorescent orange
|The whole flotilla at present|
|The fluorescent spars and front completed|