A friend said I should paint the 3D-printed Weighted Companion
Cube, so I did. I had the paints left over from a model kit from my
childhood (see previous post), but I'd never really used them before,
especially on something small. For some inexplicable reason I hadn't
spent my early adolescence painting tiny model orcs, so the painting
was something of a lesson for me. I learnt:
- Twenty-year-old model paints work fine.
- A loupe is really useful.
- I would have been better off giving it a comprehensive base-coat
of white at the start. The grey shows through pretty easily, made
worse by the bumpy surface (see below).
- Working at a tiny scale is very fiddly, but with a super-pointy
brush previous experience playing at watch-making came in useful.
- It's really fiddly.
- At this scale, the printing ridges are large. It really does want
to be smoothed down (acetone trick?) before being painted.
- It takes far too long to do.
Without further ado, the fruits of this labour are below. To be
honest, I reckon it looks a bit better in real life. :)