Panel Wash questions

Panel Wash questions

Postby binbrook87 on Wed 24 May 2017, 6:54 pm

I'm having a bash at my first panel wash. I'm an acrylic brush painter, so I've glossed the model with Humbrol Clear Cote then used a chalk based pastel mixed with water and drop of washing up liquid for the wash. This goes on easy enough, and the excess wipes off fine and the result looks great.....BUT because I'm brush painting the final matt varnish coat it pulls most of the wash out of the panel lines! :sad:

Is there any other way of making the wash stay in place? I presume a sprayed final coat of varnish wouldn't do this but i like to keep to brush painting. Or do i use a different type of wash that won't react with the acrylic matt varnish?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Panel Wash questions

Postby Craig on Wed 24 May 2017, 7:50 pm

You'll always have this problem to some extent. I'd have to say that applying your final coat with a rattle can would undoubtedly be your best solution.
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Re: Panel Wash questions

Postby Jamesv9820 on Wed 24 May 2017, 9:24 pm

Just to share my experience recently.

I have switched the way I do things and I think the effect is quiet good.

I have finished the model off (clear varnish, decals, seal) then I have added a matt coat, let dry and then applied the wash... Using the Mig-Ammo range of washes, a light pin wash was dropped into the recesses, left 30 odd mins then wiped back and blended in with white spirt. I do have to say I has worked very well..


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Re: Panel Wash questions

Postby binbrook87 on Wed 24 May 2017, 10:12 pm

Thanks for the replies fellas :up:
James... thats a great finish there, do you use acrylic or enamel matt coat before adding the oil/enamel wash?
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Re: Panel Wash questions

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 24 May 2017, 10:14 pm

I never got on with the chalk wash method - personally, I used to use artists gouache and don't recall having any problems brushing on a varnish once it had dried. Some people like to use artists oil paints too. Could be worth experimenting?
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Re: Panel Wash questions

Postby Jamesv9820 on Wed 24 May 2017, 10:24 pm

binbrook87 wrote:Thanks for the replies fellas :up:
James... thats a great finish there, do you use acrylic or enamel matt coat before adding the oil/enamel wash?


I used Gunze H20 over MRP paints in this instance. Basically it's the gunze matt varnish though I think Tamiya is. It too far off the mark.
I do recommend the mig anmo panel line washes though. Very good stuff.
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Re: Panel Wash questions

Postby binbrook87 on Thu 25 May 2017, 9:24 pm

Thanks guys....all very helpful :up:
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Re: Panel Wash questions

Postby globemaster50 on Fri 26 May 2017, 5:51 pm

I'm one of those that likes to use artists oil paints for my panel lines. Seems to work ok for me and looks realistic enough!
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Re: Panel Wash questions

Postby binbrook87 on Fri 26 May 2017, 6:53 pm

globemaster50 wrote:I'm one of those that likes to use artists oil paints for my panel lines. Seems to work ok for me and looks realistic enough!


I've picked some oil paint up today together with some humbrol wash so I'll give both a try. Thanks for the advice :smile:
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