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Pin wash color selection
Posted by AceVonScooter on Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:33 AM

I am building two Spitfire Mk Vb aircraft in desert color schemes, Dark Earth/Middlestone topside.  One has an azure underside, the other has sky blue underneath.

1.  Using a black pin wash on the panel lines seems a bit dark on the light blue undersides.  Does anyone have recommendations on what color I should use for the panel line washes an Azure underside and for a Sky Blue underside?

2.  Also, I assume that a dark brown would be appropriate for the upper surfaces.  Is this appropropriate for Dark Earth/Middlestone topside surfaces?

Thanks!

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:54 AM

For the topsides, I’d suggest a burnt umber or some other dark brown for the panel line wash. For the blue surfaces, go with a dark gray in the panel lines. Black is way too stark of a color for washes except for a few small areas.

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 5, 2020 11:44 AM

stikpusher

For the topsides, I’d suggest a burnt umber or some other dark brown for the panel line wash. For the blue surfaces, go with a dark gray in the panel lines. Black is way too stark of a color for washes except for a few small areas.

 

Ditto

I always use a med to dark grey for blue undersides.

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Posted by AceVonScooter on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:13 AM
Thank you!
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Posted by AceVonScooter on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:14 AM
Thank you. I appreciate your input.
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:31 PM

You trying to recreate dirt and grime captured in recessed areas and usually a brownish color is what it is. I like using Flory Dark Grime washes that are brownish for the entire model.

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Posted by AceVonScooter on Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:47 AM
Great input. Thank you all.
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