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    November, 2018
Hello, and help!
Posted by Jappie on Saturday, November 24, 2018 3:49 PM

Greetings from the Netherlands.

Recently, I've been getting into model painting ships. But I'm very unexperienced. I wasnt really happy with my first model. and i want to take the time to do my second model right. I'm building the 1:72 ''salazar's revenge'' Ship. The model is almost entirely anthracite grey. So i want to make sure the parts stand out by painting and weathering them properly.

Right now, i'm still working on the first parts.

This is the effect that i want. or at least something that looks like it.

I've tried dry brushing, using a light wood color. But that just made it look grainy, and like the original paint is not covering properly. Does anyone have some tips for me?
Thanks in advance,

Jasper

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 4:07 PM

Welcome aboard! Anthracite Gray can be tricky to weather. I suggest you copy and paste that question into the forum titled “Ships”. There are a number of veterans remodelers in that forum that could really help you out with this one. I would be interested in knowing that myself.

Chad

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 4:56 PM

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 6:04 PM

Welcome aboard!

In my experience, the trick to dry-brushing dark colors is to build up the transition to lighter tones gradually, in steps. Otherwise it tends to look like scuffing rather than weathering.

Good luck!

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 29, 2018 3:02 PM

Welcome aboard.

I agree with Greg, dry brushing must be done in stages. I start with a colour that only very sligfhlty lighter than the base. I also find dry brushing with oils helps.

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Posted by Jappie on Friday, November 30, 2018 3:50 AM

I'm going to try that. Thanks for the tip

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Posted by fox on Saturday, December 01, 2018 8:22 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, December 01, 2018 9:38 PM

Howdy !

Jappie
The model is almost entirely anthracite grey. So i want to make sure the parts stand out by painting and weathering them properly.

Jappie
I've tried dry brushing, using a light wood color. But that just made it look grainy, and like the original paint is not covering properly. Does anyone have some tips for me? Thanks in advance,

If it were me, I would use a Black wash. Then go back over the ship with a Anthracite Gray wash.... to help the paint look like it's still covering everything it's suppose to.

But, that's just me..... please TEST FIRST ! ( Your "Milage", may vary.... )

I tend to "weather" older stuff , to look ... well ... older. ( My railroad stuff is actually "Crunchy" with Rust, and grime ). So, my tip may not be what your looking for.

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