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alan L28 Mar 2019 11:58 a.m. PST

I have a batch of 10mm Pendraken figures to paint up for the Second. Boer War.

My intention is simply to do a suitable khaki spray for the basic uniform and then paint in the webbing with an off white. I intend to do a brown wash over the khaki and wonder if this should be done before the white is applied in case it makes the just look dirty.

Any suggestions?

Rich Bliss28 Mar 2019 12:16 p.m. PST

I usually do it after the belts are painted. It does dirty them up a bit, but they still show white against the Khaki

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2019 1:27 p.m. PST

The belts get dirty in the field anyway.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Mar 2019 2:03 p.m. PST

If it is a light wash, after. Otherwise before detailing.

alan L28 Mar 2019 3:19 p.m. PST

Thanks. I will probably be using GW sepia (whatever they call it nowadays) or slightly darker. I don't know how suitable Army Painter would be for 10mm.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2019 3:31 p.m. PST

I would try 1/3 Agrax Earthshade with 2/3 Lahmian Medium, I have used it on several figures and tanks and it works very naturally, and doesn't mess up any white markings…so far!

Steamingdave228 Mar 2019 3:43 p.m. PST

I usually put a coat of satin varnish on before the wash; this stops a lot of the staining of pale colours. The stain will stick in the creases and folds.

alan L29 Mar 2019 11:57 a.m. PST

Again, many thanks for the tips.

AICUSV29 Mar 2019 5:00 p.m. PST

I've been using "Antique Stain" by Folk Art (local arts and craft store had it). Use a deluded wash and them plot off extra. Works better and drys quicker than ink, also cheeper.

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