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Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Drybrushing & Washes ( View This Post )
screamingeagle
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:33 PM UTC
Hi Guys, thought this would be a nice " how to " to put
on the forum for anyone having trouble or just needs
to re-aquaint themselves with the 2 technique's
The articles are by Bernard Cher, and are very decriptive
and user friendly, and well written.
- ralph ( Ken thanks for the compliment ! )

http://www.geocities.com/themodelworkshop/documents/drybrushing.htm

http://www.geocities.com/themodelworkshop/documents/washes.htm
ladymodelbuilder
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 01:45 AM UTC
Thanks Scream, I can use all the help I can get.
m1garand
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 02:05 AM UTC
Yes, very good references.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 04:49 AM UTC
Very good and usefull indeed!
Many thanks...
Cheers!
RufusLeeking
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 05:02 AM UTC
Thanks for the post Scream. I am going to apply my washes tonight on my M4A1, it's a nice refresher article and will be nice to do some work again. I haven't touch this project for 3 1/2 weeks, just to busy with other things.

Ron C.
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TheGame
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 06:09 AM UTC
Much appreciated Scream :-)
Kencelot
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 07:01 AM UTC

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I haven't touch this project for 3 1/2 weeks, just to busy with other things.





Geeze, isn't that the truth...I almost need a refresher course, it's been so darn long since I've been able to hit the plastic too Ron.

Thanks Scream.
screamingeagle
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 12:50 PM UTC
Thanks everyone - Most importantly is I'm
glad that everybody had use for theses articles.
I know sometimes for me they come in handy to refresh my fading memory
Gee - could it be the solvent base paints & thinners
are finally getting to me !
- ralph
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 12:57 PM UTC
Wait a sec!!! In the wash article the author says that you are supposed to apply a flat coat to protect the paint job from the wash. Shouldn't we apply a gloos coat? I find that if the surface the wash is being applied to is flat the wash actually stain the color besides adding shadows. What am I missing here?
RufusLeeking
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 02:37 AM UTC
Bombshell,
I think what he means is that model has been painted, then sprayed with gloss coat, decals then applied, then sprayed with dull coat and/or a gloss coat and weathered and washes then applied.

Ron C.
Ashtabula, OH.
Bluefalcon47
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 05:26 AM UTC
Washes last??? I thought paint, then decals, then washes, dullcoat, drybrush and if necessary pastels?? Or is that wrong???
GunTruck
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 06:32 AM UTC

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Washes last??? I thought paint, then decals, then washes, dullcoat, drybrush and if necessary pastels?? Or is that wrong???



Nope - if I used the wash technique - that's what I'd do...

Gunnie
screamingeagle
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 09:27 AM UTC

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Wait a sec!!! In the wash article the author says that you are supposed to apply a flat coat to protect the paint job from the wash. Shouldn't we apply a gloos coat? I find that if the surface the wash is being applied to is flat the wash actually stain the color besides adding shadows. What am I missing here?



Bombshell, its just a basic technique.
If you find that a different approach works better for you, than go with it.
I for one don't even use a clear protective coat.
I let my enamel finish dry & cure for 72 hrs, and then add my wash,
without any harm of my finish pulling up from the solvent wash.
- ralph
screamingeagle
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 09:32 AM UTC

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Washes last??? I thought paint, then decals, then washes, dullcoat, drybrush and if necessary pastels?? Or is that wrong???



Hi David, the order i posted the articles, has no regards
to order you apply them - PLEASE DISREGARD THAT !
SORRY !
- ralph