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Help with post shading
Posted by boatdetective on Friday, March 22, 2019 5:47 PM

hey guys - so I’m working on a 1/72 Eduard F-6Fn. I did my preshading and covered with sea blue (dark). Looks really nice. However, I feel like it would benefit from some highlighting. The panels are tiny at this scale, so I’d like to avoid trying to highlight the center of each panel. What do you all think? Do I take the base color sea blue and make a thin mixture with a drop or two of white and give the whole thing a light pass?

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:19 PM

What paint are you using ?

 

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Posted by boatdetective on Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:29 PM

Tamiya acrylic

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, March 24, 2019 7:07 AM

If you're trying to accentuate panel lines, that's a bit different than either highlighting or post shading ( these are all different steps).

Here is an article on just panel lines: https://www.scalespot.com/reference/panellines/panellines.htm

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Posted by boatdetective on Sunday, March 24, 2019 7:16 AM

My preshading darkened panel lines just fine. I'm trying to to break up the monochrome look a bit with a slightly lighter tone. However, with many tiny panel lines in a small 1/72 fighter, I don't want to spray blothes of light paint in each panel. I'm trying to keep the effect subtle.  I think there's a tendency for people to go way overboard with fading and weathering. If it's a small scale, much of that detail would be lost.

 

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Sunday, March 24, 2019 7:51 AM

You might try that salt weathering technique. It will break up the monochrome look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFVRH27DSEk

 

 

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:41 AM

You seem to know better what you want than what I can invision from here.  It might be best for me to be quiet. Hopefully someone will come along who is more in tune to what your goal is.

 

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