AFV Painting & Weathering
Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Wash colour on a Buff basecoat
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New Brunswick, Canada
Joined: December 01, 2001
KitMaker: 78 posts
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 01:12 AM UTC
I am curious which colour you all use as the wash colour on your Buff/Tan/Beige basecoat. I usually do dark grey washes on my military vehicles because the basecoat is usually dark green with other greens as Camo. I am in the process of building Kirin's Iraqi T-72 and I don't know what colour to use as a wash? I was thinking of going with either mid grey or dark brown.

JC Hayes
Joined: December 18, 2001
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 02:09 AM UTC
I'm making the SAS Jeep and will use a field drab/light OD green colored wash.
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Arkansas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2009
KitMaker: 11,610 posts
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 01:07 AM UTC
MM acrylic Earth Red; Tamiya brown or red brown
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 01:25 AM UTC
I would use a burnt umber wash
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: January 09, 2008
KitMaker: 527 posts
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 01:53 AM UTC
100% What Anthony says burnt umber as a wash, the greys and yellow tones are ok for filters/Tints on buff, tans, yellows etc.
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Georgia, United States
Joined: January 31, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 02:04 AM UTC
There is no "correct" color. Depends totally on what effect you're trying to achieve.
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Florida, United States
Joined: March 30, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 04:42 AM UTC
Sepia or burnt umber should work to pop out detail. If you want an overall dust effect, that color is determined by the terrain you're depicting.
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Connecticut, United States
Joined: April 02, 2005
KitMaker: 3,608 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 01:47 PM UTC
For the overall wash, burnt umber.