cruiz Posted August 9, 2022 Author Share Posted August 9, 2022 (edited) 18 hours ago, zaxos345 said: Really nice work!!! Keep it up!!! John Thanks for your encouraging words, John. 6 hours ago, Falcon50EX said: I like what i am seeing. On the subject of washes, i recently finished a Vickers VC10 in BOAC markings and during the course of the build, i experimented with panel line washes on white. It seems i had the best luck with using a very light gray and then progressively darkening it. Black will NOT work. Dark Gull Grey will NOT work. Neutral Grey will NOT work. The light compass ghost greys start to get into the ball park. The best description i saw of panel line treatments to me is what Roy Sutherland said: if done right, the panel lines should be *almost* invisible from 3 feet away. Please forgive me, if i sound a little too dogmatic about this.... -d- Thanks, David; first, let me say those are great models. Great tip on building up the color for panel lines over white, and also, what you said about being invisible from 3 ft. apart, applies to the riveting in this case. I think the treatment of washes is as relevant as the paint itself, and I take care of them from the construction stage; it annoys me when a panel line ends nowhere or doesn't retain the wash. I'm still learning and trying different ways to get the best effect, a balance between adding interest to the paint and highlighting the details of the model but not distracting from the overall look. Choosing the right color is essential for this. Speaking of panel lines, here is a link to a YouTube channel of a modeler with a standard so high that even Hasegawa doesn't meet his threshold. Nevertheless, his work is impressive and recommended (the century series are my favorites). Linky Edited August 9, 2022 by cruiz Misspelled Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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