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    01-01-2014, 02:30 PM
Customizing model horses

I want to get into painting model horses (particularly Breyer). I've done some research and watched some videos. I don't know whether I should use pastels or acrylic paint. If anyone here has experience with painting and customizing model horses, could you give me some beginner advice?
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    01-01-2014, 04:55 PM
I've used acrylic and oil. I'm not sure about pastels, but I would recommend acrylic because it drys fast and is easy to work with. I like to, when doing paint horses, mix some water and white paint to use as an outline for the white patches. I've attached a pictures a model I painted and put the mane/tail on.
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    01-01-2014, 09:08 PM
That's really good! How do you shade with acrylics?
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    01-01-2014, 09:42 PM
Thanks :) There isn't really anything special about using acrylic. I put on the lightest color first then keep adding darker shades on top of that, but it really just depends on your particular style. I like using water with it to keep it from drying as fast/ help with blending.
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    01-01-2014, 09:53 PM
So for each layer do you use different colors or just different shades of the same color?
    01-01-2014, 10:06 PM
Different shades, depending on what affect you want.
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