How can I paint really tiny stars?

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How can I paint really tiny stars?

Post by fritzthefox » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:20 am

I am painting a 1/25th scale Wonder Woman, and I need to paint her star-spangled fanny. Does anyone have any ideas for how I might paint stars that small?

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Re: How can I paint really tiny stars?

Post by Lt. Z0mBe » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:25 am

fritzthefox wrote:I am painting a 1/25th scale Wonder Woman, and I need to paint her star-spangled fanny. Does anyone have any ideas for how I might paint stars that small?
I would recommend some 1/72 WWII armor decals. The American stars that go on the fenders of tanks and hoods of jeeps should be about right.

I hope this helps.

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Re: How can I paint really tiny stars?

Post by Rocketeer » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:37 am

Lt. Z0mBe wrote:
fritzthefox wrote:I am painting a 1/25th scale Wonder Woman, and I need to paint her star-spangled fanny. Does anyone have any ideas for how I might paint stars that small?
I would recommend some 1/72 WWII armor decals. The American stars that go on the fenders of tanks and hoods of jeeps should be about right.

I hope this helps.

Kenny
That's what I did too; worked great.

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Re: How can I paint really tiny stars?

Post by Tommy8008 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:32 am

fritzthefox wrote:fanny.
Hahahaha.

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Re: How can I paint really tiny stars?

Post by naoto » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:03 am

Tommy8008 wrote:
fritzthefox wrote:fanny.
Hahahaha.
(just to clarify his reaction for stateside folk)
North American slang: a person's buttocks.
British slang: a woman's genitals.
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Post by fritzthefox » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:37 pm

Yikes! Well, technically, both would be accurate in this case, since the stars cover all of her shorts.

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Re: How can I paint really tiny stars?

Post by dizzyfugu » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:47 am

Lt. Z0mBe wrote:
fritzthefox wrote:I am painting a 1/25th scale Wonder Woman, and I need to paint her star-spangled fanny. Does anyone have any ideas for how I might paint stars that small?
I would recommend some 1/72 WWII armor decals. The American stars that go on the fenders of tanks and hoods of jeeps should be about right.

I hope this helps.

Kenny
Second that. There are aftermarket sheets available just with white US WWII stars for military vehicles - works like a charm on large scale figures.

The other option could be a self-made mask. I know that there are die-cut stencils around at stationary shops, with various shapes, which you could use on tape, but I am not certain about the available sizes - probably too large for your model.
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