I sent off a group of head sculpts to a guy in England to paint eyes on for me. He certainly painted the whites of the eyes, and then it appears he slid on decals. That is cool. The eyes on my 7 figures that I sent to this guy all look good. Better than before anyways.
Now, I had "re-painted" the headsculpts with pastels and they all looked superb. But being a OCD sufferer, I wanted to further improve on head sculpts that already looked excellent, by painting on top of the factory paint work - without bothering to watch a tutorial first. I didn't water down the paint, so it came out very blotchy. I did it at night in near darkness...another big mistake.
Anyways, using a Qtip and water, I managed to wash off most of the paint off the seven headsculpts, and largely, they returned to something like their former self. Mostly.
Anyways, check out Jurgen Baer headsculpt below. With the paint washed off, but still traces showing, he looked more or less decent still. I decided to add some "mud effects" to his face to distract they eye away from the blotchiness. And it looked very good.
THEN, I decided to wipe it all away and hopefully start again. And he looked blotchier than ever! I wiped some more with nail polish remnover...and, some paint off his cheek came off altogether exposing the plastic underneath. Sobs!
Anyways, I figure I can cover his still excellent eyes with bluetack to protect them and I should use acetone to remove the balance of the paintwork that remains. Is that they way to go? Then spray some primer on, yes? And then use watered down paints and try and reproduce a translucent skin tone (which I am sort of confident of doing).
I will first practice on some headsculpts that I dislike, but if there are any tips on what I should do, please feel free to fire away!