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PAINTING THE EMPRESS
“Few, even among the tong membership, can describe her appearance accurately or consistently – there are even rumours that she can change form. The most common description is of a statuesque woman of indeterminate age.
THE EMPRESS “Few, even among the tong membership, can describe  her appearance accurately or consistently – there are  even rumours that she can change form. The most  common description is of a statuesque woman of  indeterminate age, dressed in long, flowing, decorated  oriental robes …”  UNDERCOATING It is worth going over any model carefully just to make  sure there are no sprue, flash or mould lines, clean any  off with a sharp scalpel and a fine file. Undercoating is  essential as it provides a consistent surface on which to  apply the next coats of paint, and it shows up the detail  on a model much more clearly than shiny bare metal.  For the undercoat I used Humbrol enamel matt black.  Usually oil based undercoats better cover better on the  bare metal.  THE PAINT I used Army Painter War Paints to paint The Empress,  mixing up colours to suit my style and preferences. The  Mega Paint Set provides an adequate range of colours  for almost all needs, but you will often need to mix  colours to get the desired results, however I have tried to  work out colour combinations to reduce mixing if  possible.