August 1, 2015 in How-to
Hi guys, new member – nice to meet you!
Please forgive the lack of a photo with this article; I’m on my work computer & so not able to upload just at the moment. Reason for posting is basically to ask for a little advice.
Having painted figures pretty much exclusively for a long time, I’ve just finished a Tamiya Chieftain tank, which has a reasonable paint job with some basic weathering. I’ve used Humbrol enamels; it’s just what I’m used to.
I’d like to add some more weathering & have invested in some Humbrol washes and weathering powders. I was going to start with the washes & I’m a newbie to both of these techniques.
My question is, what will happen if I apply these washed on my nice matt enamel finish? Do I need to treat it somehow first? The Chieftain has a lot of relief detail & I’m concerned about layering things up & losing some of that. I actually like the results so far, have taken my time with it, and I’d be pretty distraut if I was to mess things up now! I know the effects I’m after & can’t call this model complete until I’ve done it.
Thanks so much.