Step 1: This is an AAA Giraffe, which I will paint with acrylics into a Somali (Reticulated) Giraffe. The first thing to do is lightly sand the model down, getting rid of any unwanted bumps or mould lines. The first lot of pictures are of the model sanded down ready to paint.
Step 2: Make sure the model isn't greasy as the paint will not go on very well otherwise. Once it is clean and smooth, put your first coat of white paint on.
You will see, from this picture above, that there are still areas that are showing through... You will need a second coat of white paint. Don't be afraid of putting it on nice and thick, but make sure there are no lumpy bits and all is smooth... wait for it to dry
with second coat of paint
Step 3: Now that the model is fully covered, with no bits showing through from the old paint-job, you can put your third coat of paint on. But this time mix a light yellowy colour... white, yellow and a bit of Burnt Sienna (reddish-brown). Don't bother to paint the mane or the tip of the tail. Wait for the paint to dry.