Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?

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  1. Roger

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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    Are there any examples out there of sofubi toys that were sold with paint washes instead of airbrush jobs?
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    I’m not at all familiar with the technique. Could this be considered what Grody Shogun does with his mass coverage paints with brushes, rather than airbrush? Or perhaps some of Paul Kaiju’s classic and meticulous paint rubs?
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    marmit bagun?
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    That is one hard ass monster of a toy, right there. Wow.
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    I think cronic did marbling as a paint effect.
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    If this is what you're thinking about, RxH used this technique heavily near the end of 2008 and into the next few years.

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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    Yep, that is exactly what I'm talking about. I think there are some Science Patrol figures that used washes/wipes too. If there are any more examples out there please let me know.
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    you have such a crazy-good collection :shock:.
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
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    The Marusan 450 king Joe has a very clean wash to highlight the details inside.
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    Is there a difference between 'wash' and 'rub'?
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    I thought a wash was when the paint was nearly water thin and applied with a very wet brush, and a wipe was when it's thicker and applied with a cloth. I've only seen both techniques done with model kits, not on sofubi, but I see that it's been done quite a bit.

    Thanks, everyone!
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    Yes, everything posted here looks like it is a paint rub, where you apply an opaque layer of paint and then wipe it away with thinner. This technique is best done with acrylic paint and water, it wont ruin the vinyl paint layers below it and it wont use excess vinyl paint thinner that can cause abrasions to the toy surface.

    There is also dry brushing, where you brush on a light but opaque coat of paint to the surface details and leave the deeper areas uncovered. Karz works toys use a lot of this and he is probably the best in sofubi at it. There used to be a customizer on the board, Dustin who also did a lot of this.

    As you said a wash is very thinned paint, again best to use acrylic and water. When the excess liquid dries it will leave light shading in and around crevices and add some organic value changes to the surface. I’ve used it as a finishing technique before. But I think it would be hard to effectively paint a toy with this technique because the result would be very subtle. It’s mostly used for final finishes on things like miniatures and action figures.
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    Great, thanks for the details.
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    I would definitely check out a lot of RealxHead releases.
    His skeletons show off the rub really well, but some of the newer sculpts, the paint really gets trapped in all the crevices for a really good look.
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    I can't seem to find the Instagram post (do stories stick around forever?), But James Groman had a shot vid of him doing the paint rub on the fossil pods.
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    There was a vid of that Maxtoy half dinosaur/robot getting a paint rub but I can't find it,here's Nagata dry brushing at 24:29


    and just found this tutorial on rubs
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    I do washes on kvltvs sculpts to help apply wear to there armor.
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    I painted a few customs with paint rubs and drybrushing, none with washes.
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    Forgive me for quoting myself here, but I found the brief Instagram video while cleaning up old saved posts. It's TAG doing the painting on Groman's fossil pods: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CeakrK9FeuS/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    There are a few spots of airbrushing, but it's largely rubbed and drybrushed.
     
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    Sofubi toys with paint washes or wipes?
    I’ve always been a fan of the red rub color way Paul Kaiju has done.
    Feels like most makers have a signature use for this method
     

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