Happy Birthday GF!

31 12 2012

This year for my girlfriend’s birthday I painted her a Munny Doll. They are made of vinyl plastic and come unpainted.

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(my desk upstairs. not in my dungeon)

A lot of people online paint their munny’s with markers or spray them with paint. Some of the most creative ones that I found had additional sculpting. I decided to use Scupley clay.

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My Sculpey was hard and brittle, and came in a huge block. So i needed to cut some off and work it in my hands before it was soft and maleable. Then I rolled it out so that I could cut it with an exacto knife.

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I didn’t take pics of the entire process. If I get into a groove I can’t stop to take pictures… sorry. But in the end it looks like this:

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After baking the clay, the next step was painting. First, is to spray on a layer pf paint primer, so that your paint sticks to the plastic and goes on evenly. I put a layer of primer on everything since I wanted color on everything. I used BBQ skewers and chop sticks to hold the model so that I don’t have to get my hands painted, but more importantly It helps be turn the model so that there are no places missed and everything is even.

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I masked off the areas i didn’t want to paint yet. I’m a novice using masking tape so I over masked some areas. So some places I wanted paint didn’t get any… sad.

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To apply the main purple color I used my airbrush. I have a badger airbrush and a Iwata compressor. The advantage of airbrush is that you can add super thin layers of paint, so you can build a really nice fade effect. You also don’t get any streaks you would get with brushes. It’s especially streak-y when you try painting large smooth areas, which is exactly the case here. However, I’m still trying to master my two action airbrush, so the paint isn’t as uniform as I’d like. And there were areas that i missed.

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Next, I hand painted the apron and the eyes. My girlfriend likes daisies.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLFRIEND!