Im pleased to announce the airbrushing stage of this project is complete. Anyone who has been following my battle with the airbrush know’s I have a love hate relationship with my airbrush. I love it when it works but I hate those times when nothing goes right. My last session was a total success. I managed to get the black undercoat down on the endoskeleton and base and a base coat of Warplock Bronze. I’m looking forward to the rest of the project being completed with some good old trusty brushes.
Nice!! Pinwashed all the yellow plates?
What's a pin wash mate?
I airbrushed the shading and highlighting on the yellow. The line shading is scrap brown watered down and carefully painted on.
pin wash is usually gloss the panels then recess wash, the gloss encourages a capillary action on the wash to it does a good job on panel lines etc, had mixed success with the technique myself and find a steady hand and patience as effective, when it works well the wash just shoots around the lines and takes no time to recess wash the whole mini, when it dont work it takes as long as being neat
What you decribbed is actually not a pin wash. I use it all the time. It's basically a thined down oil wash that goes into the gaps of a model without using a gloss varnish cover. It's ussually used to quickly darken model parts etc.
Done by brush.
For me pinwashing is a modeling technique, a precision work in my opinion, like darkening rivets or panel lining…and then there is the overall washing made for darken all the model. Well pinwash or not, the result is really nice at my eye 🙂
- The GunGrave
Lovely work, those yellow armour plates look ace!
What's your technique on spraying metallics? Both GW and Vallejo tend to clog me up pretty good despite watering down pretty well with airbrush medium.
I use an airbrush with a 0.3mm nozzle. I use Tamiya X-20A thinner. I'm always careful to use a clean jar when mixing (I think it's these dried flecks that block the nozzle). I probably use more thinner with metallics then I do on regular colours. I have bought some GW airbrush metallics, but I'm yet to try them.
I've used the Citadel Air Leadbelcher and really, really liked the way it worked. I haven't used many other metallics so I can't say it's better or worse through an airbrush, but I thought it sprayed very well myself.
I must say, that bronze chassis looks amazing with your yellow. I'll be watching this space closely.
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I swear by adding a drop or two of vallejo airbrush flow improver, has really helped consistency of painting results and reduced dry tip for me. That and OCD cleaning the damn thing every time i use it.