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PostSubject: Shading large surfaces   Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:18 am

Well not clearly DS topic but can be used by many.

So. As we have some great, experience painters on our forum i would like to ask You how to shade large flat surfaces as vehicle hulls and bunkers an so on. no complicated masonry to owerwash. just some straight plate joints and rivets.

And i must admit im sworn enemy of drybrushing. I dont like it and dont want it. Lining isnt also what im serching and layering would kill me with my shaking hands Just Kidding

So washes. I tried pigment varnish [qs] but when it is a blast for minis its to tick for large surfaces and while from afar it looks bearable when ypu go closer you see details eaten by varnish and ugly triangle filed corners.

So not varnishes but washes.
And my question is how to make and how to use?

how to break surface forces in wash to put it evenly on model. How to make own washes to match colors on model. All toughs and advieces about washes would be welcome as im newbe to washes and hate to redo models to fix my mistakes to much.
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PostSubject: Re: Shading large surfaces   Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:56 pm

Tendi the trick to doing large areas (sucj as vehicles or buildings) is to apply heavily thinned paint or washes with a fine brush directly to the areas you need it. Id alwyas recommmend starting from you lighter color in a larger area going down to the darker shade directly in the recess. After that you can touch up with a light dry brush (i only use this techniquie on large models, metal, and fur becuase like you Im not all for it as it tends to get overdone too quickly) or an airbrush for your highlighting. Note that when doing large models you will use much more of your washes and stains so Id recommend making your own see here linky . Hope that helps
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PostSubject: Re: Shading large surfaces   Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:58 pm

Ah. i know it i seen it somewhere Just Kidding thank You

Now have to translate it to local products and go to some art shop
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