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need help i think i ruined my tank
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Joined: April 14, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 10:49 AM UTC
Iam building a tamiya sturmgeschutz 4 ok, i painted the model dark yellow, then after it dryed i put a gloss coat on it so i can do a wash, then i used a red brown wash i did it all over the tank, and it looks crapy this was my mistake , i allways have trouble with washes, can i use a dark yellow wsh over the red brown and after dry brushing will it look ok,,,. i just started to build ag.....in and i never had any luck with washes thanks i use enamels on it .......yes i just took the brush and went over the whole tank . i did this with the dark red. but after it dryed i went back and re washed it with the dark yellow it looks ok now, i guess i cant wash the whole tank
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Florida, United States
Joined: December 27, 2001
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 10:57 AM UTC
Okay Tazz, don't sweat. Don't add more paints yet.
Firstly, what kind of paints did you use? Acrylics, enamels, oils?
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 12, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 12:10 PM UTC
OK Tazz, just relax. Go make a nice cup of herb tea or something. Celestial Seasonings 'Sleepy Time' is a good choice....

OK, really. The first question that entered my mind was; When you 'washed', did you just take a brush and swab the whole model with the wash and let it dry? In your post you say " ..then I used a red brown wash I did it all over the tank..." Is that what you did?


P.S. just curious, how long did you let the gloss coat dry?
Joined: December 18, 2001
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 12:43 PM UTC
One thing to remember when using washes is to let the base coats cure for a few days, sometimes a week. And start with a lighter wash, it's always easier to darken a wash than it is to try and un-do what was done.
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Joined: April 13, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 01:02 AM UTC
The first thing you did was oke.
but then you made a mistake.
This how i do it :
I paint the model in it's basic color.
Let it dry for 48 ours
Then i make a mixture of 90% turpentine and 10% matt black.
Before i apply this wash mixture i apply clean turpentine film from top to bottom on my model. When the model is completely wet the i apply the wash mixture with a brush.
NOTE : don't sweep your brush over model just let the wash mixture find it's own way.
All the wash that is to many you can just easely take away with a tissue
After you've done this let your model dry for 24 ours

Et Voilá