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Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Light wash question
Posted by Ole on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 8:51 AM

Has anyone tried to use a light panel line wash on a darker surface - essentially a negative effect? - and done so convincingly?

I've seen it done e.g. on the cowling of a Zero, but on an entire plane such as a dark clue Corsair?

I'm intersted in hearing about results, see pics etc. I've just started a Corsair and want to prepare before I got to that step.

Thanks in advance...

  • Member since
    July, 2016
  • From: NYC
Posted by Johnny1000 on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 5:05 PM

I did a light wash on the sea blue parts of my corsair, but it's not super consistant. I was going for a lot of variation generally, so it's different in different areas. 

-J

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 7:39 AM

I did notice it on your Corsair, and it's done the right way by using it more to simulate sand and dust - still in awe of the amount of details you put into that kit.

I may end up no using a wash on mine at all on the surface areas since they're too dark, and a little glossy too. I'm not to the paint steps yet, so just planning ahead.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2018
Posted by Tickmagnet on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 8:46 AM

I just did a medium brown wash on the top of a Raiden in JN green and it turned out okay. Not real visible at a distance but does a good job of looking like grime against the green, at least to me and that's all that matters. I did the underside with a dark grey wash since it was painted JN grey and those really stand out, just a little too much for my liking though so I'll try going a little lighter on the next one. Good Luck on your wash.

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:52 AM

Yep...Flory grey on my P-61 and I liked the effect. Here's the thread.

 

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/178791.aspx

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:53 AM

Yeah, I used powdered white chalk to make a wash on a gloss sea blue Hellcat.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

Ole
  • Member since
    October, 2018
  • From: Central VA
Posted by Ole on Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:22 AM

the Baron

Yeah, I used powdered white chalk to make a wash on a gloss sea blue Hellcat.

 

Great! Do you have any images of the results?

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