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Question for you enamel users out there...

Post by sci-fi-bldr » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:37 pm

I use Testors enamels to paint with...and use oils for washes and weathering.....but that's mainly for SW....Ma.k subjects....etc...(heavier weathering)

Looking for something a little less drastic for my big Star Destroyer...

What would you guys suggest? .....acrylic wash?...lighter wash with oils?

Any tips on using acrylics...I haven't used them much...especially for washes

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Post by hossfly72 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:40 pm

I've never used em for washes, but several articles in FSM have mentioned adding a drop or two of liquid dish soap to lower the surface tension.

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Post by kenlilly106 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:26 am

Lighter colored wash with oils or watercolors.

I've tried acrylic washes before and don't like them, once they start to dry that's it, it's not like enamels or oils where a little thinner will re-wet the surface and you can manipulate it. And acrylics seem to dry faster, giving you a smaller window to work in.

Maybe make up 2 oil wash mixtures? One 25% (or so) darker than your base coat and another 50% darker than the base, use the lighter one for highlighting surface details on the hull and the darker one for deeper recesses?

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Post by sci-fi-bldr » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:13 pm

I've never really got along with acrylics much....I like your idea tho ken..

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