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How to Use Paint Washes to Create Depth

Washes-preparing oil wash

The wash technique can enhance the surface details in many places as indicated by the red circles.  From left to right: Panel line around hatch; grill; shadow around lift ring; ridges on jerry can and hinges on roof hatch. Introduction ...

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How to Apply Waterslide Decals

M113 decal sheet

This is the decal sheet from a 1/72nd scale Eurofighter.  There are many decals, but since the model has four possible paint schemes only a fraction of these will be used. Introduction This article gives general information about waterslide decals ...

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How to Paint Rubber Rims on Tank Wheels

Tank rims 04

This APC has had the wheels, rubber rims and even the tracks spray painted green.  AFVs are often painted in the field under conditions that are not ideal and keeping paint off the rubber wheels is the least of the ...

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Step by Step Guide to Drybrushing Part 2

Drybrushing 04

Introduction This is the second article about the technique of dry-brushing.  The first article gave general information whilst this second article provides a step-by-step guide. Step-By-Step Guide In this example I am highlighting some groundwork on a display base.  The ...

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General Info about Drybrushing Part 1

Drybrushing Challenger Mk III

Introduction This Challenger MkIII is an ideal candidate for drybrushing.  The front and turret are made up of many slabs of metal meeting at shallow angles.  Drybrushing highlights the edges and emphasises the construction and shape.  These edges would naturally ...

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Hard-Edge Camo Scheme

M113 after black left side

This is a M113 APC painted in standard NATO three tone camouflage with hard edges. This has probably been brush painted.  Compare with the photo below. Skill Level = Intermediate Introduction This article will show how to paint a three ...

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All About Primers

Primer Alien 1

In the UK, Halfords automotive acrylic primer is very popular with modellers and readily available.  A  tin like this may be sufficient for several models. Introduction This article gives general information about putting a primer coat of paint on to ...

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All About Paint Brushes

Assorted brushes

Paint brushes come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes Introduction The humble paint brush is probably second only to the craft knife as the most essential modelling tool.  Almost every modeller will very quickly build up a large ...

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