Open and paint the knight's tent

Bring colour into play

Converting a resin model is not easy, as this material has its pitfalls. But here is an example that you also have certain possibilities here. It is good to see that only the painting shows what is in the model and many details seem to have "disappeared" in the delivery form.

Step-by-step instruction

Instructions from Thomas (Thommy) Doll

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You need that

Craft knife
Saw
Sandpaper
Acrylic paints
Brush
Clear lacquer (matt)
01
Open the tent
With a small saw you can roughly saw out a large part of the opening.
A craft knife enables the fine work.
After a short time the tent is open. The still visible cuts are smoothed with sandpaper. First with coarse, then with very fine sandpaper.
02
Primer
Now comes the painting, which starts with priming the model.
I usually use very dark grey (not pure black) as a primer.
TIP! Sometimes it is advisable to wash a resin model with washing-up liquid and water before painting. With an old toothbrush you can easily get into depressions. Possible residues of release agents from production are removed in this way.

03
Painting with the first colour
Now the panels of the tent are painted with the first colour. I used a dark red here, which I applied with a broad brush.
The brush stroke is done vertically so that small differences in coverage of the paint look like folds in the fabric.
04
Elaborate wrinkles
You can either paint "wet in wet" with a lighter red to intensify the wrinkles or you can paint with the lighter colour after the dark red has dried. In this case, however, you should blur the colour transitions as much as possible.
05
The second colour
As with the red panels, I now proceed with the white panels.
First I paint with ivory or slightly yellowish white, then with pure white to emphasise the folds.
06
The inside of the tent
If you want, you can of course also paint the inside of the tent. However, this is only worthwhile if you want to equip the inside of the tent with lighting.
07
The last details
Now paint the metal tip and the cords.
Finally, you can protect the tent with matt clear varnish and that's it! Clear varnish makes sense especially if it is not a showcase model, but one that is played with.

Have fun making and painting your tent with Thommy from the ZITERDES team.

Your crafted results

Thommy (then still at Thomarillion) at the craft workshop at the SPIEL in Essen

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