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Hello fellow rotary wing buffs

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  • Member since
    November 2005
Hello fellow rotary wing buffs
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 2:09 AM
I am getting back into the swing of modeling after breaking my back last month. Having all this time at home affords me plenty of spare time.Big Smile [:D] I will have many bacic questions and am sure the FSM community can help.

First question: What is a good basic "wash" for panel lines? What is the most user friendly.
  • Member since
    June 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by RotorheadTX on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 2:52 PM
Possibly the best panel line wash technique for you to start with is one called the 'sludge-wash'. This is made by mixing powdered pastel chalk with a small quantity of water and a drop or two of liquid dish-washing soap. Apply over a glossy finish and allow to dry about 75%. Don't worry about being neat - you'll wipe the excess off with a damp rag. Once the stuff has dried sufficiently (judgement call) wipe it off with a damp rag; work in the direction of airflow on the horizontal surfaces, and up/down on vertical surfaces. If there is a big foul-up, you ca just wash it all off and start over.
""Expect nothing - that way you won't be surprised when it's precisely what you get.""
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Aaaaah.... Alpha Apaches... A beautiful thing!
Posted by Cobrahistorian on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 5:05 PM
Hey Rotorhead,

Where in TX are you? I'm up in Lubbock.

"1-6 is in hot"
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Naga City, Bikol, Philippines
Posted by vertex on Thursday, August 7, 2003 7:04 AM
Hi im also on Rotors, i like 1/72 scale. done several already.
sludge wash is the best ive heard, try it.


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