My first hairspray trial

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My first hairspray trial

Joined: October 20th, 2006, 11:29 pm

September 20th, 2009, 3:32 am #1

Sorry, I don't take very good pictures on the run. I have a Vallejo base coat - clear cote - Hairspray - water-thinned Tamiya white brushed/dabbed on. I used stiff and soft brushes to remove the whitewash before the white dried. I regret not doing my usual complete build prior to painting so ignore the unfinished hatches, etc. Any whitewash suggestions welcomed.


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Joined: July 11th, 2008, 12:01 am

September 20th, 2009, 5:50 am #2

I don't have any real answer's but i would try putting your whitewash on with ether aairbrush or a paint brush as i feel that you have more control and both of those way's were how they did the real thing

I've included a pic of my whitewashed m4 105 which i sprayed on the white and used a brush to do the chipped edges .i hope this give's you some help, have fun with you'r project all the best wayne
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Joined: October 20th, 2006, 11:29 pm

September 20th, 2009, 6:26 am #3

Hi Wayne, I think when I used the brush, I gave a too thick of layer. So, I think a spray gun is probably the safest way to do the hairspray method
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Joined: December 14th, 2008, 9:32 am

September 20th, 2009, 8:17 am #4

Sorry, I don't take very good pictures on the run. I have a Vallejo base coat - clear cote - Hairspray - water-thinned Tamiya white brushed/dabbed on. I used stiff and soft brushes to remove the whitewash before the white dried. I regret not doing my usual complete build prior to painting so ignore the unfinished hatches, etc. Any whitewash suggestions welcomed.


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I've just started experimenting with the hairspray method too Greg. I think your kit looks good. Who can say how whitewash will weather? Artistic licence all the way I say. I airbrushed the white myself keeping it very light so some of the base colours were visible then carefully broke down the whitewash. I don't have any pics and besides it was on 15mm wargame tanks. Keep the pics coming Greg.

Frank
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Joined: October 20th, 2006, 11:29 pm

September 20th, 2009, 7:53 pm #5

Hello, I look at all scales (but only build 1/48) as everyone applies pretty much the same techniques for painting regardless of scale. Your whitewash method sounds right. I still have a halftrack to go so it will make for good variety across the 3 kits. Thanks for the reply, Greg
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Joined: April 16th, 2007, 9:09 am

September 20th, 2009, 8:08 pm #6

Sorry, I don't take very good pictures on the run. I have a Vallejo base coat - clear cote - Hairspray - water-thinned Tamiya white brushed/dabbed on. I used stiff and soft brushes to remove the whitewash before the white dried. I regret not doing my usual complete build prior to painting so ignore the unfinished hatches, etc. Any whitewash suggestions welcomed.


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Hi Greg.

interesting technique that can give good results.
models look good with different gradients.

xavier

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