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Washes
Scunge
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 08:12 AM UTC
What exactly is a wash and how do you do it
screamingeagle
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:38 AM UTC
Hi Scunge. I think this article by bernard Cher
best describes a wash & how to technique.
- ralph
[url] http://www.geocities.com/themodelworkshop/documents/washes.htm
Kencelot
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:44 AM UTC
Very nice find Scream.
I couldn't have said nor added anything to it.

Scrunge, do you plan on a "dry-brushing" too?
Scunge
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 12:41 PM UTC
yes i do plan on using some drybrushing once i figure it out and get both that and the washes correct. I hear that you are not supposed to wash or drybrush the whole thing, so we will see how it turns out.
ongjeff
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 04:19 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Very nice find Scream.
I couldn't have said nor added anything to it.

Scrunge, do you plan on a "dry-brushing" too?

About "dry-brushing",is the process taking place after or before the "wash"......?
Kencelot
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 05:31 PM UTC
Usually I start with darker colors first, and slowly work my way up through the lighter colors. Dry-brushing is a lighter color of the base coat and certainly lighter than the wash...most of the time.

As far as "the whole thing", I wash the entire vehicle, and dry-brush most parts of it. Dry-brushing is for bringing out the "raised" bits of detail, while washing is for "shadowing" the lower points of detail.

BTW, welcome aboard Scunge, and you too ongjeff!!!
ongjeff
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 07:10 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Usually I start with darker colors first, and slowly work my way up through the lighter colors. Dry-brushing is a lighter color of the base coat and certainly lighter than the wash...most of the time.

As far as "the whole thing", I wash the entire vehicle, and dry-brush most parts of it. Dry-brushing is for bringing out the "raised" bits of detail, while washing is for "shadowing" the lower points of detail.

BTW, welcome aboard Scunge, and you too ongjeff!!!



understood :-)thanks!