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23 May 2019 6:24 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Pin wash technique on a Batteltech Behemoth Stone Rhino " to "Pin wash technique on a Battletech Behemoth Stone Rhino "

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Rottenlead23 May 2019 2:49 a.m. PST

Long 2 hour live stream doing the PIN washing oil technique and talking through it step by step.

YouTube link

Still work in progress and the next phase is chipping and weathering.


Louie N23 May 2019 12:07 p.m. PST

A must watch item for me. Thanks

Covert Walrus23 May 2019 3:55 p.m. PST

Good stuff!

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2019 6:16 p.m. PST

what is a "pin wash" how does it differ from usual washes?

Insomniac23 May 2019 9:56 p.m. PST

@ dragon6 – what is a "pin wash" how does it differ from usual washes?

Have a look at the video and you'll find out.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP24 May 2019 6:50 a.m. PST


Basically, it means a "pin point" wash. So you apply it not over the whole figure or vehicle but just in select spots, like panel lines.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 10:32 a.m. PST

Never heard the term, before, but the concept is as old as washes. Surprised to see this becoming a thing. Thanks, Extra Crispy, for clarifying what it is. I watched the video for a bit, but it wasn't obvious, to me, what "pin washing" was about -- it is an old concept, and this post seemed to suggest it was a new technique. Cheers!

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2019 6:41 a.m. PST

thumbs up

inrepose05 Aug 2019 3:08 a.m. PST

Sgt Slag : I don't consider myself the inventor of the pin wash and I am not sure where I listed it as a new concept in this post, I am typically careful to not suggest things are new unless I find something really different and special which is rare. I was using it on my airfix models and thinned down enamel paints in the 1970's so it's certainly a technique from the past. In fact many people still use the enamels with thinners rather than using oils because they are very reliable when thinned down.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2019 12:07 p.m. PST

Sorry, inrepose, this is the first time I've heard of "Pin Wash," so I assumed it was a "new" technique. I came into the miniatures gaming hobby in the mid-90's. My first mini's I painted, were around 1981-2, using Testors enamel paints… Pretty bad stuff: no technique, no guides to learn by, no mentors. They were just plain ugly.

It's a good technique, which I've seen used before. This, however, is the first time I've seen a name attached to it. Thanks for the history lesson on it, as well. I enjoy learning new (and old) painting techniques, and concepts. Thanks, also, for sharing its use with enamel paints. I never knew how to manipulate enamel paints. I just used them -- very badly, I must say… Cheers!

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