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PostPosted: Fri 21 Sep 2012 10:59 am 
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Hi everyone, I have painted some figures, 1/72 Revell, British and German infantry. I am now looking to add the finishes and would like to know if it is advisable to add some sort of oil wash or an ink that will sit in the contour lines of the moulds, something that seeps into all the little cracks and lines, without affecting the base colour too much? Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Sep 2012 11:57 am 
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Absolutely, it really brings out the detail- the wash should depend on your preferences, experimentation is the only way to find the right finish- I find very thinned down raw umber oil paint works well


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep 2012 20:39 pm 
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Oil paints. Thanks czartan.


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I use a watery burnt umber acyrlic wash most of the time. I use a black wash - also acrylic - on very dark subjects.

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Sep 2012 14:10 pm 
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Thanks fred. So you use an acrylic wash. My figures are painted with acrylic paint. Is it ok to use an oil paint wash over them? Or will that react badly with the acrylic base?

I also have a jar of 'Dr Ph Martins, Bombay Black, India ink', which is water based. I will test it first though.


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Acrylics won´t react to Thinned oil paints as long as they are completely dry. The only thing is the drying time of the oils afterwards.

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I use acrylic cos, a) it dries quickly, b) its cheap, c) it cleans up easily with meths

I use it before the final varnishing

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I paint my figures then coat them with klear or a gloss varnish then when dry use a burnt umber ink wash it won't stain the paint and you can wipe off excess ink easily when your happy with the wash let it dry over night then seal with a Matt varnish. Hope this makes sense and it helps


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep 2012 12:52 pm 
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thanks guys.


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I've been looking at dip-washes after stumbling across a tutorial on U-Tube.

http://chicagoskirmish.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... r-all.html

Might give it a go as it looks pretty good.
I can't find the original tutorial but it showed US army figures being dipped in the tin. The excess being drawn off using a brush and then matt varnished once dry.

Found it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX71Vp9Zb5w


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Just had a look at that link dogtailred, gives pretty good results. May take a trip to B & Q tomorrow to get some.

Becky


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