Quick Q about line washing

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Quick Q about line washing

Postby Lurch » Mon May 26, 2014 11:13 pm

Quick Q...
I'm going to give panel line washing a go for the first time. I got some Tamiya Panel line accent stuff...
Something I'm not sure on is clear coating. Do I do this before or after or at all?
I tend to matt clear coat and use enamels on my models if that makes any difference.....
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Re: Quick Q about line washing

Postby DesTROYer » Tue May 27, 2014 6:23 am

Gloss coat, let it dry for a day or two then pin wash.

I use the MIG washes, so I don't know about the Tamiya ones, but if you use a wash over a Matt surface, it is much harder to clean up.

What I do is just touch the the paint brush with the wash applied, along the panel lines and around the details. I wait 10 minutes & then it wipe off, in the direction of front to back, with a damp paper towel and/or cue tip, leaving the wash just in the details. The glossier the surface the easier it is. Touch up and reapply as necessary. Use different colours and tones on different back ground colours.

When finished, and all your weathering is done, then you can Matt coat.
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Re: Quick Q about line washing

Postby Lurch » Tue May 27, 2014 2:07 pm

So, Gloss Clear > Line Wash > Matt Clear.

Cool - thanks mate.
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