I’ve been puzzling over how to do a series of videos on brushpainting. My first big hurdle is that Testors got out of the Model Master business and so I can’t use their paint as the “foundation” of my “method.” I’m gonna hafta adapt. Adopt. Accept. Undergo agonizing reappraisal.
A video has a weird way of becoming “solid” and taking the message right into the underpants of the viewer. Sure, books and stuff have information in them, but videos– YOU CAN WATCH ‘EM!
Nothing on this planet provides the same impactfulness as a video.
It sounds like the voice of God. When I try to ‘splain that the bad men took my paint, it sorta makes sense here in Wordland, where Aristotle once defined “men” in a way that also included plucked chickens as “men.”
In a video, that would look dumb.
So I’m left with no paint that I can endorse, and that’s a big problem considering that my “method” DEPENDS on the paint. This is a situation where a better man (or chicken) might go to Kickstarter and make some paint to replace the olde brande.
I have paint that I can use, but could I really recommend it to “everybody” which is what I have to do on a video? Will all that hemming and hawing just sound like a weasel in a weasel world to a vast ocean of viewers who already think I’m senile? I just don’t use Revell enough to claim to be an expert on it. Hataka is paint that I first used a few weeks ago. I’m no expert there. Golden So-Flat is paint for experts, not beginners. Should I just make videos for expert brushpainters only? Does the word salad I just tossed even make sense in my twisted reality?
It’s up to you, gentle readers. I don’t get much feedback. I get a few, a precious few “thank you’s” but really, I don’t know if I’m making any sense here. New types of small air compressors–sold for a few cents by Red China and combined with super-cheap airbrushes, are making my “style” of painting look weirder all the time.
The eternal snark: “JUST BUY AN AIRBRUSH” — is impossible to refute if the group mind is just made up and there’s nothing that can be done. But I’ll leave it up to my “fans.” if you really want to see some videos on how to do something that the world has declared “obsolete” then let me know. Up until Testors bailed on me, I really didn’t believe that it was true.
Now, I’m not so sure.
My alternative plan is to go off to live in a tree in the dark forest and produce magical, brushpainted models from time to time, and magic swords for those on quests as required.