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Post  Davey Welsh on Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:51 am

How the hell do you get pthalo green to cover? This stuff is practically transparent. I put like 50 coats over my base coated mallard head andnow I'm trying to sand it off. Do you need to base coat in white for this stuff?

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Post  Capt. Larry M on Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:19 am

I assume you are dry brushing it on Mallard heads? 1st dry brush neutral grey then dry brush the Phatlo green to get the highlights
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Post  Davey Welsh on Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:35 am

Not really dry brushing, just trying to get a nice green base coat. Because this is a shelf decoy, I want the head lighter than a gunner. I just base coated in white, then mixed pthalo green with cad yellow and black for a head base. Seems this will work. I f'ing hate painting.

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Post  Capt. Larry M on Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:05 pm

what I would do is base coat black, dry brush grey, dry brush Phatalo Green and then dry brush the back portion of the head with Ultra Marine Blue I think that would give you a nice irridesecent look. but there are many ways to skin a cat
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try a mix of

Post  george w on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:36 am

mars or carbon black and thalo green, a bit heavier on the green--Then, when paint is tacky, stipple cadmium yellow, medium into the cheek area. For s&g, you can introduce some metallic bronze when micing the green and black. Very Happy

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