Basic Cheap & Easy Ink Wash and Dry Brushing Tutorial

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  1. Unicron9

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    Nice job on the vid and the war wound (and throwing in a little BoO). =)
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks for sharing, this was really helpful!
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Question: Is it possible to do a wash to bring out details with a black Transformer? Would you use something like silver in that case?
     
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    Thanks for taking the time on this. It's a fantastic resource for the community. Very helpful, and quite inspiring. Time to go dig up my DotM Shockwave...
     
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    Silver or gunmetal will work pretty well =)
     
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    try alcohol next time rather than water. the paint will bead up on the plastic less.
     
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    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    I just tried this using some Testors Flat Black acrylic. After three minutes the paint was so stuck on there that I had to use a magic eraser to clear the excess, which took a fair amount out of the recesses.

    Anyway, you mention using the cheaper Walmart stuff as a cost cutting measure. But it might actually be better. Anyone got any take on this?

    Great idea with the alcohol. Lower surface tension for the win!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    the technique U9 uses above works well, it's hard sometimes when you're cautious of the paint / base coat. Personally, I usually let the gravity and thinned paint combo do the work for me...hit a corner with a little VERY thinned out paint and it climbs into all the cracks on it's own, and at that point it's done. It's also a good idea to work backwards with paint strength...example : my base coats are in lacquer (can only be effected/smudges/removed with lacquer thinner) so when I apply washes and/or details with enamel, if I screw up, paint thinner WON'T effect the base coat. Same when working with enamel, then doing washes/details with acrylic.
     

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