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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov 2016 15:12 pm 
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Just wondering does anyone have any good tips on how to add highlights and shadows to uniforms of 1/35 and/or 1/32 scale figures. I currently use ink and paint washes for 1/72 scale figures but have found that these (certainly for me) dont work on larger scale figures.
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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov 2016 15:29 pm 
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Start with a darker shade of the colour you want and dry brush (through the desired colour) to the highlights :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov 2016 15:54 pm 
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Thanks Ratch


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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov 2016 16:03 pm 
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Have a look at how Thierry does it :arrow:
viewtopic.php?f=331&t=34448&start=1140#p739745

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov 2016 17:30 pm 
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Cheers Ratch, as I mentioned above washes didn't seem to work on larger scale figures but thanks for the link, it will be useful for other projects.


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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov 2016 17:44 pm 
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I haven´t painted that many 1/32nd but one method I found easy..three colours..or better said, three tones of the same colour.
The colour of the Cloth being the middle, then a wash with darker tone of the same colour (paint it into the folds, not dip or actually wash the whole area) then a Highlight with a dry brush of a lighter tone.

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Never use black or grey for shadows. Use a darker shade of the colour, add a touch of dark blue or purple to deepen it even more.
Add very pale grey to the main colour for high-lites, dry brush it lightly over the high points.
Use light grey for highlites on metallic items, eg guns or engines.

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More examples :arrow:
viewtopic.php?f=468&t=38056&hilit=showjumper&start=20#p540842

viewtopic.php?f=468&t=38056&hilit=showjumper&start=40#p541264

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Nov 2016 14:26 pm 
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Inks work nicely for adding deep shadows to natural metal, even in larger scales (I mostly ink on 1/24 scale cars and 1/48 scale aircraft).

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Nov 2016 23:35 pm 
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Thanks you all, very informative


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