15mm Tank Whitewash: Enamels Technique

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15mm Tank Whitewash: Enamels Technique

Postby Whiterook » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:33 pm

This is a pretty interesting method I ran across on YouTube....


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Note that he changes course half way through, deciding not to go with an almost 90% removal, but it actually got more interesting at that point! :D

What struck me was several things:

  • He started with an acrylic base, and then a Future Acrylic top coat; then applied the whitewash in enamels. From there, he use enamel thinner to remove the whitewash. The thinner dries quick on the brush so, he re-dips often (which also cleans the brush)...dabs dry on a paper towel and removes white enamel.
  • He wanted to use an acrylic wash (Mig product), but had to get an acrylic overcoat back on first.
  • I liked his idea of using Future Acrylic in his mud mixture, for 'wettness'.

I think this is a pretty cool alternative style of whatewash :D
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Re: 15mm Tank Whitewash: Enamels Technique

Postby Frank » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:47 pm

Interesting idea, most everyone I know just uses ordinary acrilics.
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Re: 15mm Tank Whitewash: Enamels Technique

Postby Whiterook » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:17 pm

I hear 'ya....I've not used enamels since the 1970's :shock:

There is not doubt in my mind that they are magnificent for coverage, durability; and in the case of modern (ish) automobiles, superior. But the smell, toxicity, and cleanup are a bit too much for me personally.
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