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Pre shade and wash ??
tanky
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007 - 06:33 AM UTC
Sorry if this sounds really stupid but, Do you preshade and also apply a wash to show panel lines or do you just choose one method ? I was thinking if you are going to doa wash why would you preshade??

Many thanks
TedMamere
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007 - 06:59 AM UTC
Hi tanky!

For me the pre-shading is more a first step in achieving some kind of weathering to the model. To apply a wash in the panel lines is something different. The purpose of the wash is to make the panel lines more visible. In fact both techniques work quite well together. But pre-shading without a wash don't give a good result in my opinion.

Jean-Luc
tanky
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007 - 07:14 AM UTC
thanks Jean-Luc your veiws much appreciated
So if I use both techniques together I will get a better end result Just deciding on what spitfire kit to get then I can see what happens!

Thanks again
Tanky
TedMamere
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007 - 07:45 AM UTC
Hi again Tanky!

Here are two pictures I took during my Fulmar build. I think pictures are better than thousand words...





The first photo shows the model with pre-shading, post-shading, paint-chipping and all... but without panel lines wash. The second photo shows the same model later with the panel lines enhanced. I prefer the second one!

Jean-Luc
tanky
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007 - 07:59 AM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc,
I also like the second one better amazing difference, I can see how the two techniques go together now thanks for the examples

Many thanks
Tanky
Roxter
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 03:05 AM UTC
Tanky, here's a very interesting and useful article about postshading and washing panel lines. This is a different approach to weather a model, but still the result very good looking.

tanky
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 11:02 AM UTC
Thanks for that Roxter, most interesting article much appreciated and as you say very good looking results definitely worth a go!