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Daily Bugle & Daily Grind WIP Part 4 - Windows

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Two-or-three-ish weeks ago I painted the windows on my card following a Youtube video by Ghool.  I loved the results and have every intention of following his video again for these windows.  However it appears in that time someone has deleted almost every proof of Ghools existence from the internet.  His Youtube channel is gone.  His Patreon is blank.  I can’t find a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account for him.  He’s been teaching people to paint online for who knows how many years and all that content appears to just be gone.  I don’t understand why, unless he’s doing some big overhaul of everything and it’ll all be back soon?

I did not write down what I did.  Why would I when the video is there forever and does a much better job than my notes ever would.  Bugger.  I’ve been checking daily for almost a week and there’s no signs of life from Ghools content so It’s up to me to try and remember what I did and make notes this time.  Welcome to my notes.

Base Coat with P3 Exile BlueBase Coat with P3 Exile Blue
Prepare some P3 Exile Blue and P3 Meridius Blue on your palette.  Mix with the bare minimum water only.  Paint the high point of the window with Meridius Blue, and then put a line of Exile Blue along it.  DO NOT LET THEM DRY!  Act quick!Prepare some P3 Exile Blue and P3 Meridius Blue on your palette. Mix with the bare minimum water only. Paint the high point of the window with Meridius Blue, and then put a line of Exile Blue along it. DO NOT LET THEM DRY! Act quick!
Wet your brush.  Take the wort off by touching it to your tongue (I remember Ghool saying that) but leave it wet.  You want enough water for your paints to thin as you push them around, but not so much you flood the area.  Touch your brush to the highest highlight edge or corner and brush side to side while pulling paint to the opposite edge.  Do not lift your brush.  Work your way back up and down a few times until you are happy enough.Wet your brush. Take the wort off by touching it to your tongue (I remember Ghool saying that) but leave it wet. You want enough water for your paints to thin as you push them around, but not so much you flood the area. Touch your brush to the highest highlight edge or corner and brush side to side while pulling paint to the opposite edge. Do not lift your brush. Work your way back up and down a few times until you are happy enough.
Allow that to dry.  Repeat the step if wanted.  I did.  Allow that to dry.Allow that to dry. Repeat the step if wanted. I did. Allow that to dry.
Paint a smaller highlight with P3 Arcane Blue (Again almost as waterless as from the pot), and paint a thin line of Meridios Blue under that.  Repeat the swipes with a wet brushPaint a smaller highlight with P3 Arcane Blue (Again almost as waterless as from the pot), and paint a thin line of Meridios Blue under that. Repeat the swipes with a wet brush
Allow to dryAllow to dry
Mix a touch of Arcane Blue in to some thinned white and paint a few lines across the windows following the direction of swishMix a touch of Arcane Blue in to some thinned white and paint a few lines across the windows following the direction of swish
Once everything else is finished and varnished apply an optional coat of gloss varnish to your windows.  I should have thinned mine down but I was in a rush so I didn't and now there are bumps and brush strokes in it that show up when the light catches themOnce everything else is finished and varnished apply an optional coat of gloss varnish to your windows. I should have thinned mine down but I was in a rush so I didn't and now there are bumps and brush strokes in it that show up when the light catches them

Is this perfect?  No.  Is this exactly what Ghool did?  Probably not.  Will it do?  Yup.  Definitely.  On the table no one will be looking directly at the terrain, and from a distance, or when you’re not looking directly at it it’s just right.  I experimented a little to get these results.  I tried not applying the darker tone in a line.  I tried brushing up from the bottom first with a watery brush.  I tried with a little too much water on my brush and had to fix it fast!  This was the closest I could come up with to whatever it was I did before.

I think the shape of these windows affected the results.  Every window pane here is recessed a little, which is made worse by the concrete frame to the shacks.  With the cars I could almost lay the brush flat while swishing.  I could not do that here and I could feel that making things harder.

They’re done and I am happy enough.  That’s the last of the terrain.  The core set is finished.  I can return to the fun of painting people, and escape the hardship of painting things that don’t fit in my hand or on a hobby holder.

The Hulk and the Wakandans are built and will get primed tonight.

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