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How to do whitewash with a paintbrush

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  • Member since
    April, 2017
  • From: Earth
How to do whitewash with a paintbrush
Posted by TomcatModelKits on Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:26 AM

I'm about a Tamiya 1:48 Stug III and I'm planning on giving it a winter whitewash.  I don't have an airbrush and does anyone know how to get a good whitewashing effect using a paintbrush?


  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:44 AM

It depends what sort of effect you want. Quite oiften the Germans would just slap it on with what ever was to hand, paint brush, rags, mop. So it doesn't have to be all neat and tidy.

If you want a worn effect, apply hairspray and then once dry the white wash, must be acrylic. Once that is dry take an old and some water and remove any paint you wnat.

But eitehr way check referance pics, you wilkl see just how slapdash it was applied.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:32 AM
Just picture your paintbrush as a 1/48 scale paintbrush in the hands of your tanker.Use a small brush and brush it on like you would if you were doing a real tank.Dont forget to tone down the white with a dirty wash,especially the running gear and lower hull woyld be dirty or muddy. This was airbrushed,but I just wanted to show the dirt and mud


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