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Posted by dazzjazz on Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:04 PM

Anyone have a recommendation for filters please? I mostly build WW2 aircraft and armour. 

thanks

Darren

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:28 AM

Filters for what?

 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:58 AM
Not enough info ???

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Posted by dazzjazz on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:12 AM

Sorry,

I paint ww2 aircraft and armour, so would like filters for those kind of paint schemes. Seems like they add a nice weathered look, if I understand their use correctly. 
perhaps I'm barking up the wrong tree. 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:54 AM

I've tried ready made filters, the ones by AK, and i wasn't really keen. I am not quite sure what purpose they serve. I prefer to do my own dot filters with oils whicgh can give a nice grubby streaked look.

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:41 AM

I've been using MIG sand filter over a few camo jobs.  I find it kind of blends things together.  I've been shooting it through my airbrush which is unconventional but I like the affect.  I shot it over this EC-121 in SEA wrap around

Thanks,

John

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:07 AM

dazzjazz

Sorry,

I paint ww2 aircraft and armour, so would like filters for those kind of paint schemes. Seems like they add a nice weathered look, if I understand their use correctly. 
perhaps I'm barking up the wrong tree. 

 

You should be able to find quite a bit on weathering and filter use on WWII models at youtube. But you can do quite a lot of weathering before you actually get into filters. I do see a use for dot filters but not on every model. And dot filters you can probably find quite a bit on at youtube. To me washes are big and pretty easy to do with brushes imo. I use stains, oil and acrylics at times for different purposes and not specifically for WWII models either. Washes make a huge difference in a model,even in a clean build to highlight recesses, panels, outlign nut or bolt heads etc. I'd start there with very simple washes. Chipping and fades might be next, But all this doesn't have to happen at once in your learning process.

Just to learn generally about washes ( assuming you aren't doing that already), pick you medium, learn to mop up eccess etc. will add a lot of realism to your builds initially.

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Posted by dazzjazz on Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:29 AM

Thanks for the good advice. I bought some washes from Flory and they are fantastic. 
very easy to work with. 

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:52 PM

dazzjazz

Thanks for the good advice. I bought some washes from Flory and they are fantastic. 
very easy to work with. 

 

Hah, you're gonna get hooked on clay washes lol !! I think it was Genesis Models where I saw he used clay wash on a 104 Starfighter belly/underside, came out great. Like just dirty and stuff and washable till you shoot a coat of clear flat on there. No damage done if you screw it up till that point...

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