Simply keep doing that until you’ve reduced the excess to a manageable amount. I like to use the small mixing palette shown in the picture… you’ll see why in a few more paragraphs. "pin wash "= use a tiny brush and dot it on a panel line so it will run into the line, then wipe off the excess. It’s been fully prepped with two coats of Future, and allowed to dry for 24 hours. Acrylic paints + acrylic clear coat: chalk I’m about to wash a 40″ RC PT-Boat. Now some people will point out that at 1/48 scale, the panel lines on the typical model airplane would not be very visible. On the next two pages we outline some flaws of the old model of hygiene education. If you go really heavy then it can take an hour to dry. What you do is to wipe parallel  to the panel line. Whichever type of wash you use, make sure to seal the surface first with a gloss For the oil paint, I like using Windsor and Newton Raw Umber. Though, this is a personal technique and not necessarily the best approach. In order to decrease the number of verbal directions, using a visual schedule or visual cards for hand washing can be helpful. Then add just The wash is a technique used to enhance the panel lines on a model. Washes are made by thinning the acrylic paint to a watery consistency. Don’t forget gear doors, landing struts…. One of the techniques many modelers use to enhance the look of their models, especially aircraft, is a “wash” to enhance panel lines and other detail. paint. Black Detail Wash - Flat . Don’t push down, or you’ll get into the recesses and pull out what you want to keep. wash gets absorbed by the surface and becomes very difficult to remove later. clear). And you can experiment with expanding this technique. Also be careful of using a wash with a thinner It’s very useful for quite a few applications in modeling. Paint a mixed color wash by layering a one-color, very pale wash over another pale wash of a different color. Washing is a technique that involves highlighting shadows by allowing a thin mixture of color that is darker than our base color to flow into the cracks, creases, and crevices of the figure. Nothing, but nothing makes more realistic rust stains than chalk pastels. That's why we … For at least half an hour. However, if you want to remove it, grab a piece of paper towel. Hi iceman! It's always a good idea to practice new techniques on an old model or a scrap of plastic or wood prior to starting your first serious model. If you have additional finishing to do, you may want to give it as long as a week to dry. Don't forget to detail weapons, vents and even lifeboats. Grab a cotton swab. E.g. and detail that needs to be highlighted. Get our ebook: Check out our Complete Video Course on Painting and Finishing Plastic Models: and after the wash. ... For this technique to work, the model must be ready painted and varnished to a completely flat finish. I mix up several weathering solutions of various strengths. IMPORTANT NOTE: Alert reader Erik Brandlen sent me this note: “Jon, one important note. This is where you let the paint dry then you wash on a very wet layer of black and swish it around with the brush. So you’ve finished your pizza or BBQ, and you’re ready to move on- what next. Just start at one end of a wing/ fuselage/ part and work your way along. The color is much more rich, and turpenoid spreads much better than water…. Some of the commonly used techniques in weathering scale models are washes; dry-bushing, using pastel chalks, airbrush hazing and fading, and paint chipping with Prisma color silver pencils. chalk wash to a model painted with acrylics, then gloss-coated with Future floor You’ll likely have a little excess still left, it may just look like a slight brown tint. Thanks for reading my blog and commenting – I am grateful! This tutorial sets out the theory and practice of using a paint wash to improve the appearance of a scale model. container. For a long time I used acrylic washes thinned with water and a few drops of dish soap. As with any chemical used for modeling applications, always test it on a scrap piece if possible first! Thank you. Not that it’s a problem- but it can take a while to clean off later. Every panel line, top and bottom. You will find that the wash will accumulate in the corners and around protruding details as it moves away from the flat surfaces of the airplane model kit. Layering washes to create colors adds more depth and richer colors to your palette than using some premixed pigments. should be sealed onto the surface with a light clear coat. Thanks for the reply Jon. As there are several brands of turpenoid on the market it’s important point out the brand you’re using. Depending on how thick you apply a wash will depend on how long it takes to dry. You explain your technique in a very straight forward and easy to understand manner that even a slow dude like me can understand. But my experience with oils has been that in almost every respect, they work better. But generally the gloss coat step is recommended. An example of this is a pale yellow wash over a pale blue wash to create an area of green tint. I use the brush and pull some turpenoid from an adjacent tray into the blob of oil…. Here are some photos of our weathered Spitfire Mark Vb, followed by some notes about our weathering techniques: After the chalk wash, the Spitfire was airbrushed with Tamiya Flat Clear to seal the wash. Then: 1) Paint chipping was simulated on the wing walk areas with silver paint and a fine brush. Remove the excess as described previously. You can get it slopped all over- and it just wipes right off, even a day later. First, make sure you have a reasonably new blade in your knife…. Now gently I finished up the wing. A glosscoat is the easiest way to do that. And if it’s 45 minutes, no problem. They are also great to use as visual sequence reminders for the steps or items needed in order to wash hands. I dunno…. The beauty of this technique is that it can be made with any color – even white! Model Master® Acrylic Washes Click to Enlarge. Matt surface is necessary for the pastel pigment to adhere. Model Master; Recreate History; Do-it-together; Search Site: Part # Search: Menu; Search; Testors / model-master / Acrylic Paints / Acrylic Washes. Since I am located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I wanted to say that I used ALBA turpentine as my thinner and it works good. Sometimes it helps to have a pizza or a BBQ plate waiting to help you pass the time away. To ensure the painting is uniform and neat you should first clean all components with soapy water to remove dust, grease and fingerprint residue, rinse with clean, warm water and allow to air dry. 6 Motion technology: Combines up to six different wash motions for the ultimate cleaning technology. Factors Determining Weathering. wash (pastel chalk dust + water + drop of dishwashing liquid), Enamel paints + acrylic clear coat: oil wash Doesn’t have to be glass smooth, but I generally lightly sand down the paint with a paper coffee filter prior to the pre-decal coat of Future. with a brush to the panel lines and other detail as shown below right. details are now much more prominent. Aluminium airplanesdon’t rus… Thanks for the tutorial. Certainly anything with separate compartments will work, from a piece of foil shaped appropriately, to several drink bottle lids. Two Techniques for getting professional looking painting 1. use a technique called washing. I’m going to be working on a nearly completed Accurate Miniature’s P-51C. A real show stopper!! Another useful technique is highlighting, which adds lighter tones and gloss to the edges which will normally remain in full light. If it’s in an area you can get to it with the paper towel, get just the slightest amount of turpenoid on the paper towel, letting it soak in. I generally apply it via airbrush for general coverage, and it makes a nice glossy surface for decals, washes, etc. That’s right, walk away. Please, answer my comment. Projects; Tips & Techniques; Working with Color; FAQs; Modelers . Pingback: Painting Organics - Tangible Day, Hey Jon, this may be the wrong area for my questions. Thanks Jon for the “How To” article on panel line wash. I tend to do a section at a time in this step… a wing, one fuselage side, etc. Sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in many situations. It should take up the oil in the problem area. LG’s line of washing machines offer innovative features including: Varied capacities: Whatever size you are looking for, LG has the washing machine to fit your lifestyle and laundry loads. I have applied this over several types of clear coats and have never found it to react adversely. You’ll see it removes a fair amount of surface oil. So I’m learning it all on my own. using the back of a hobby knife blade. Continue working across the wing (or whatever section you are working on). I’m always glad to help folks out! Cheers Pal Austy, Hey there Jon, I stumbled upon your website due to a serious questioning of how to perform a wash correctly; as I had a similar case to Erik’s in that my turpentine ate through my several layers of lacquer varnish. The second weathering technique is the opposite of dry brushing and is the application of a wash. Soft bristle brushes of varying widths are used to apply a wash to the finish of the model kit. I tend to give it a little more drying time in an area that had problems, just to make sure the wash stays down. Thanks for your question. In my town we have a large chapter of the S.U.J.B. directly to an enamel paint surface could result in the underlying paint being Well- I let it sit for a week…. Check your email- I sent you a detailed reply that will hopefully answer your questions. To correct these, just go back through the wash procedure in these areas. Never fear…. Here are a few of my videos you may find useful. before (top) and after (bottom) applying the wash. Outstanding article Jon. Q-tips. Keep up the good work, Jon! I use Weber Odorless Turpenoid, which I purchased from Hobby Lobby. "Sludge wash" = get a big brush and literally slop it all over the model, wait a bit (the time depends on the kind of was used) then wipe it off. Do this for all the decals. Hi John! Well done Jon. Also, some folks I know prefer to use lighter colors than raw umber on lighter undersides of aircraft. Feel free to message me directly through the Contact button at the top of the page. Dampen these slightly, you don't want them wet. Make sure that you are using chalk pastels, not oil I don’t mix them- I just let it sit in with the oil paint It will  draw some color into it- this is what we’ll be working from, tray A for demonstration purposes. I will assume that it is the liquid stuff, when do you apply it and how. You should end up with a very light wash. Once you get that wash in, you switch to tray A. Stir the brush lightly in the puddle of turpenoid around the paint blob…. Step By Step. Firstly, I must say that as a proud Christian, I find your online ministry very inspiring, and know God is very pleased in you doing so. Wash. Basically this technique is about brushing on some thinner with tiny amount of color pigment mixed in. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Chalk It Up To Pastels My second step to weathering ships involves the use of chalk pastels. area). Thank you for a very comprehensive tutorial. Age, environment, shape, construction, and level of maintenance will all affect how a scale model should be weathered. Then, I put turpenoid in three other trays. Apply You can also use a lint-free cloth to carefully dab away excess water. DIRT AND GRIME WASH There is nothing like giving a model a good wash. And do you use the provided decals, paint your own designs, or keep it clean? Trust me. Great NMF, too!! A wash is a term for a visual arts technique resulting in a semi-transparent layer of colour. it also protects the underlying paint from interacting with the wash. Once that is done, continue with the wash, going along the now cut panel lines. Do you keep the traditional colour scheme, or go for something more artistic and original? Note how the panel lines and access door behind the cockpit now have enhanced contrast. Scale Painting Techniques - Shading Model Aircraft Using Washes. Maybe post some oics of the Arrows, Your email address will not be published. coulda been 72 hours. Scale Model Tips – How to Apply Decals Correctly. Jon, This is a great tutorial. Lots of the techniques used to weather aircraft and armour models will work really well on your Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk and other similar models and you will find links to these below… Applying metal pigment with a Rubber Brush – with Mig Jimenez – HD Video DEMO Dirt, Grime and Streaking effects 3 HD Video Demos! I also use odorless turpenoid as my thinner- I picked up mine at Hobby Lobby. God Bless you. will look messy now but the best is yet to come. Here’s how I deal with them. that was also used for the underlying paint. What if you need to use paint over it say for more detailing? Just lightly tap around to distribute it. Just get some turpenoid from tray B, and using that, slide the excess oil around to fill in adjacent panel lines. As you’re doing your wash, you’re likely to run into some decals… and they might have panel lines going through them. Hey Landon, thanks for your kind words! Once you are done, you may find some areas that the wash didn’t settle in to your liking, or maybe you accidentally wiped it away. A wash of diluted ink or watercolor paint applied in combination with drawing is called pen and wash, wash drawing, or ink and wash. Squeaky-clean has its merits, but the model that's sure to generate attention and comment is the one that looks like it might smell of hot glycol or burnt kerosene. If you wipe aggressively, you 2. The photos below show the bottom of the model, A useful technique in ink wash painting is known as cross-hatching. It is relatively easy to master and being one of the first techniques developed it became almost universally employed. Continue wiping, removing the majority of the excess outside of the recessed line. Dry-brushing a model became a standard technique used by almost every modeller on almost every model. What you end up with is a blob of oil paint with some terpenoid in it, and some turpenoid with a little oil in it. Instead of a coffee filter would you recommend 0000 steel wool? The main thing is to have fun- enjoy oiling up those builds! doesn’t have to be brand new, like is recommended for masking canopies. the excess. Is Future absolutely necessary for sealing the paints before washing? Great article! lines). (artist oils + turpenoid (mineral spirits)), Bare metal foil + acrylic clear coat: Using that, lightly wipe over the area where there is excess. While panicing is certainly an option, it’s not really necassary. I’ve successfully put a dull coat over them after 24 hours, put when I’ve tried to add other paint or finishing steps, I found that a week was need. A most effective technique for this is to apply a dark wash, which will add depth to the areas which normally remain in shadow. As an example, water will run down or even pool on a given vehicle to cause rusting. When brushed over the entire area, the color will flow off of the higher surfaces and stay in the cracks. Copyright © 2005-2012 modelairplanebuilding.com. You’ll notice I colored outside the lines a bit. ( snooty, unhelpful, jerky builders) brotherhood. It’s not as stark as black, but certainly dark enough to work with most finishes. A pin wash is a highlighting panel lines,raised details,corners and crevices.It is very thinned enamel paint 90-10% applied to a gloss service.Using a small brush touch it to the line or the corner and capillary action will draw it down the line or around details.It can be cleaned with a thinner dampened brush after it dries. I have been searching high-and-low on the net for a good wash technique, and this is it. Load a brush with the wash and wet down the entire part of the aircraft model that you want to enhance. Only the edges and surface details of the model pick up the paint, so the technique highlights surface texture and makes edges stand out. Future acrylic). I also get a little oil- I mean a dab, and put it into the turpenoid tray- we’ll call this tray B. Load the brush with the color paint for your wash and then dip the brush in water to thin. However, regardless of the amount of weathering, the processes remain … Reikland Fleshshade (Citadel) This is my favorite wash for flesh-tones or other skin-like material. Experiment with different cross-hatch methods. Sounds like the “Natural” types are not good for this type of work. How much you weather will depend on what you are building and in what state. Thanks for the heads up, Erik! Your straight forward tech advice is pleasing. First, a piece of pastel chalk is ground to powder. No matter what colour you use, the basic techniques of preparing the model and application of the the wash still apply. I have 3 of them ,one is a very early one, not much detail on that one and all 3 are 1:48 scale. ). hey- why would you blame me? And thanks for the information regarding the thinner you used, I’m sure others will find that helpful. wash.  We like using water-based washes as they are easier to clean up. remove the excess wash.  Use the folded up corner of a paper towel, or In this world you will have trouble. an enamel wash applied Using the “rounded” edge, very lightly begin wiping in the direction of the airflow. All rights reserved. . So using the brush, load it up with some wash from tray B, and touch it to your panel line- I tend to start on the outer left wing. Pastels are a very fine ground chalk. The oil will wait. Yahoo account. leaving some behind in the recessed detail. it really is very “slick” when it comes to maximizing capillary flow. It If you get a little too much oil on the brush, use on of the other pools of turpenoid to wash it off. Seriously… like I said, it’s very forgiving. It can be painted over without any problems. I said in Part 4 that we would make each wheel look like it was all in the same place at the same time. is it a must for clear coating? Then, after decaling, I hit it with two more Future coats, and a final polishing again with the coffee filter. I start by putting a glob of oil paint in one tray of the mixing dish- you can see it’s size next to the “0” brush. Send us your comments below! Blessings. What else do I use? Almost every part of a ship model can benefit from a wash and dry-brush. The pictures below show the application of a Some of the finer But you failed to mention ‘how to’ make such a great model like this one!! Draw many straight lines close together. Secondly, I must ask about the sealing of your model’s paint prior to the wash. Now, does the Future serve as a sealant to the paint much as a varnish would do? Say you do get a huge blob of oil in one area…. I’m so glad to hear that worked well for you! fold that in half. And with a good coat of Future, you can use oils over enamels (I’ve tried it….). You’ll quickly see how effects such as oil stains, etc., can be applied using minor adjustments to the panel wash technique. There is quite a bit of debate about how realistic this effect is- but I’ll leave that discussion to the various forums. Tear off a section that’s 3 or 4 inches square, and fold it down to about a half-inch wide by two inches. maybe that’s it. I like the way it looks- plain and simple! … Thanks! Give the oils at least 24 hours to dry before applying any dull coat. May 05, 2015 : Blending and Shading with Washes. I’m left-handed…. The idea is to make a very thin mix of dark After all the detail is washed, let dry for some time, then remove rub on the flat areas of the surface, and remove the excess chalk mixture, I am an “average” modler albeit an older one (70). Hi, do you really required a light layer of clear coating before you apply the oil wash? what should you do? Make Wash Flow Evenly to Avoid Rings. I use black or brown shoe leather dye, mixed with Isopropyl alcohol. You don’t want the towel moist… just the slightest hint of turpenoid. Cars and motorbikes can rust right through, while more robust, armoured vehicles tend to only show surface rust. Gonna get some top coat. Erik’s note reminded me that I’d seen a similar report on another modeling forum. 4 or 5 brush loads. It's not very scientific, but it works for me. For me personally, it’s … It is important that you do not allow the wash to assemble in thick puddles, or you may risk covering up the underlying paintwork. Dry brushing: This is where you put paint on your brush then wipe it off. to the panel lines and surface detail. color (black, or dark to medium grays or browns) and apply it with a fine brush For me personally, it’s a stylistic question. I have overcome the world.””, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). One of the techniques many modelers use to enhance the look of their models, especially aircraft, is a “wash” to enhance panel lines and other detail. Let the capillary action draw the turpenoid into the panel line. Let it dry for an hour or so, then start to You’ll need to switch the swab out fairly often, so you’re not just smearing oil everywhere. You may run into a section that is a little tougher to wipe off the excess oil. As you’ve been doing this, you’ll notice the turpenoid in tray A is gettting lower. (And if it doesn’t…. You may find you need to do this periodically, or you can start getting some heavy deposits of oil. Or 36. I too have had good experiences using artists oils for weathering and panel lines, but I use ‘white spirit’ available from any arts supply shop. Start by giving your model a smooth coat of primer, I would recommend Tamiya Fine Surface Primer, or Touch 'n Tone automotive primer, and inspect the surfaces for flaws. Airbrush your model airplane! I tried artists acrylics too… those worked better, and had slightly longer drying time. acrylic wash (acrylic paint + water + drop of dishwashing liquid). recessed panel lines (this technique will not be as effective with raised panel Tips & Techniques; Working With Color; Design Trends; FAQs; Crafters. Add about twice as much in volume of water. Experiment….. And it’s OK to get sloppy. Second, the wash must be made with soapy water – the soap reduces the adhesion of the paint. Thanks, Gabriel. Your email address will not be published. I used a different brand (Turpenoid Natural)and it ate through two coats of Future and into the paint, ruining my paint job.” Yow! I used the technique and it works perfectly. It also provides a comparision between a traditional ‘mix-it-yourself’ oil paint wash and ready made enamel wash from ‘MIG Productions’. If you could help with my issue, I’d greatly appreciate it, thanks so much Jon. Thanks for visiting AgapeModels.com, and have a blessed day. will remove all of the wash (which is fine if you want to start over on a given The lines become darkened which makes them much easier to see. But I’m getting ahead of myself.Where were we? In order for the wash to come off from the areas it needs to be removed from, the underlying surface needs to be smooth. Trouble areas just require a little turpenoid. ““I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. damaged, as the thinner can eat through the protective clear coat and attack the Don’t worry- the Future will protect the decal from staining. Slop that wash on…. There is quite a bit of debate about how realistic this effect is- but I’ll leave that discussion to the various forums. It also helps not to scrub away at a given section for too long! The solution will tend to wick into John. A flat coat is rough on a micro scale, and the I have seen some folks do it directly on the flat paint, to achieve a particular look. There are certainly other techniques for washes. To start with, let’s look at the “tools” I use in doing an oil wash. First, you’ll need a model. It includes a step-by-step guide on how to apply a wash. As with anything new – test on some scrap! I use this technique, except that I just use one “blob”, but I’m game to trying something different. Placing the blade in a panel line, lightly drawing it through the decal. But take heart! The techniques described here can be used individually or combined to create an endless variety of weathering patterns. You can touch things up by adding more wash in any areas that need Once the brush is loaded, go back to your panel lines and apply that. Beyond the KAP study If programmes have often been top-down, it is at least in part because we have not had good techniques for finding out what people know, do Notify me of follow-up comments by email. They will work on models in any scale and made of different materials. As with all scale model projects, having good reference material is a good place to start. See, with a wash being so thin and watery, when your brush goes over the model it will naturally pool up in edges, seems, textured areas, and deeper areas to create a natural looking shade. Tesla Model S Washing – … What truly makes a model look real is when it looks used. Whatever you have will work- you just need several spaces to work with. because it is so wet it settles down into the cracks and looks really good. This worked fairly well, but dried very fast, and sometimes was a bit more difficult to clean up. Finally, some cotton swabs, paper towels and a small brush- I like a “0” brush. wax (clear acrylic). I generally abuse my models when I weather. As there are several brands of turpenoid on the market, it’s important to point out the brand you’re using. it. By the way, your Mustang is in the showman class. The process itself is straightforward. Why? It may seem like a tedious extra step, but it has worked very well for me. (Which can be a two-edged sword….). Cross-hatching--which refers to the practice of drawing small straight lines--can be used for shading or to add dimension to a painting. Jon, one important note. Repeat until a small section is done, as  shown in the picture. The wash is then sealed in with a clear coat (probably flat Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. After that- you’re done with the wash. As you can see with the P-51C I have been working on, the oil wash really makes the panel lines stand out. (And yes, there is a method to my madness.). Pour a glug of the dye into a jar and a few glugs of the alcohol. scrap plastic from the kit. Required fields are marked *. I’ve wiped off oil paint easily even a day later. I use many techniques and media when I weather: paint-shading, pastels, oil washes, dry- brushing, air-brushing and scrubbing. It should cut through the decal though. One will be the “mixing” tray, one a cleaning tray, and the other will be to keep clean turpenoid in. If the area is in a tighter space, simply use a cotton swab instead of a paper towel. Big project, say a prayer for me will ya . just pull some over from tray B as needed. As you come to the end of a scale model build, you often have a few decisions to make – do you go for a polished finish, or a more weathered look? I’m very thankful for coming across your forum though as it proves to be very useful. The beauty of oils is that they are very forgiving. You have several options for making up the When you are happy with the wash on your model, it Oh, My projects are the Hobby Craft CF-105 Avro Arrow. On swabbing up the excess, one thing I have found useful regarding the technique is to roll” the swab as I wipe in order to present a clean swab surface as I’m wiping. When you are completely done, walk away. The pre-treatment you’ve already done should aid in drawing this thicker color into the pael lines very well. Login with your Facebook, Twitter, Google or And because it is slower drying, you have much more time to clean up and make adjustments. Iknow this thread is nearly a decade old, but thanks so much for posting. don’t try to mix it, just enough to get some of the oil drawn into the turpenoid. You can tell if the sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol by looking at the product label. If it gives it a weathered look you like, you can certainly leave it. Oh yeah! But it does need to be reasonably sharp. Pour the dust into a small mixing I try to not wipe directly over the panel line with a swab, as it might reach down in the recess and pull the oil up. pastels. If the decal starts to tear- your kinife is too dull! coat (e.g. will let you know how it all turned out. Learn how to weather your airplane … I am using Humbro, Testors ect. If in doubt, test the wash and paint compatibility on a piece of Keep scrolling to find a … This creates a third color. Or 96. If you didn’t get it, email me directly at jonbius@gmail.com. What follows is the process of washing the panel lines, accompanied by several photos of the results of each step: Step 1: Paint the model as normal. Thanks Jon, helped me a lot as did the air brush vid. Normally only one or two colours of wash are used; if more colours are used the result is likely to be classified as a full watercolor painting. Oils take a loooooong time to fully cure. Keep going until you get the whole model completed. I don’t know actually – never used the stuff. It should really start making the panel line start standing out. My question(s) are about the Future wax. Washing Miniatures. I’m a novice builder and grand ” master-model-maker” pappy-less. You can get a tube at Hobby Lobby or Michaels with a coupon for just a few dollars, and a larger tube should last quite a long time. First, the model must be glossy – the wash will go on better and come off easi- er than on a flat paint. What that means is that the entire wheel will be subjected to the same environment at all times with the exception of parts that have been recently replaced. If you’re working on a very dark aircraft… black, blue, etc., try using a shade of gray to highlight panel lines, something that is lighter than the aircraft color. For hand washing can be used individually or combined to create an endless variety of weathering patterns pools! Items needed in order to decrease the number of verbal directions, the... 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