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how to use tamiya panel line accent color

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how to use tamiya panel line accent color
Posted by cervelo_mark on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:49 PM

Hi,

I am expermenting with weathering techniques on my aircraft and armour models.  But, I am having no luck using Tamiya's Panel Line Accent Colours.  How do you prepare the surface?  I prime my models and airbrush on flat tamiya acrylics for a top coat should I then spray on Future?  What do you remove the excess wash off with -- a cotton swab dipped in X20a thinner or something else?  Can you use the accent color directly over the top coat of flat acrylic paint then seal it under Future?

Help!

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Posted by DiscoStu on Friday, March 6, 2020 9:43 AM

I've only used them a little bit, but they behave like a normal oil-based wash.  So make sure you have a good acrylic gloss coat on top of the paint, and then the excess can be removed with a Q-tip dampened with mineral spirits.

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Posted by lowfly on Friday, March 6, 2020 10:03 AM

DiscoStu

I've only used them a little bit, but they behave like a normal oil-based wash.  So make sure you have a good acrylic gloss coat on top of the paint, and then the excess can be removed with a Q-tip dampened with mineral spirits.

 

 

I agree but when it is said to "Dampen" the Q-tip....that means damp...BARELY wet.  Dip the Q-tip in the odorless mineral spirits and roll on a paper towel until it does not leave wetness behind. Anything more than that will ruin the acrylic finish.  I know from experiance.  :-D

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Friday, March 6, 2020 10:08 AM

Youtube and paint mules are your best friends when it comes to trying new techniques.

 

 

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