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I recently bought the "new" citadel wash set planing on washing my mechrite red marines.
But it seems to become blotched on the legs, and some other places too (its just based red for now.. so no other work is done)
Do you thin the wash out before use? or have i just used to much.. or to little? Or do i even go over the figure again with mechrite red?
use the washes straight from the pot; watering them down any will just make them splotchy and whatnot.
You have to use a lot of the stuff for significant shading, but follow the normal conventions of many, thin, even coats to get a nice clean finish. glopping can save time, but at the cost of quality.
have to go, i'm in school right now.
Come to think about it
Should you wash the whole model or just the recessed areas? :s
Its always fun to be new at something, you try your best and still fail on the simplest task on using a wash hehe
it just looks like you used too much of the wash.
The splotches look like it started to drip while it was sitting to dry and ended up drying odd.
Try using a little less and see how it works. If you want an area to be darker, you can always do another coat of wash after it drys.
I think its a combination of too much and also a possibly non smooth coverage, but it looks mostly like it dripped down the leg and ended up drying strangly.
so as said before me try less and make sure to give it sufficient time to dry before applying more wash.
hope it helps
Alright, to much you say..
Well i tried to go thin strokes as well, but it dries up in like seconds.. its hard to get that smooth run as you can with paints.. the wash just dries up to quickly.. atleast for me.. unless i soak the model but then i will go to the "to much" again.
Any thoughts on how to fix this model? or is it doomed and need to be simple greened and scrubbed.. that would be a bummer..
Or could a think layer of mechride red help alot and still leave out alot of the shadows?
Drybrush the red areas with Mechrite Red. That should help clear up the flat areas while leaving the shadows.
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You don't have to strip it. Often, a wash (bad or good) needs to be "cleaned up" with your original basecoat color. Do a thin coat of it (Mechrite Red, right?), making sure to avoid the recesses.
In the future, I'd go with the others and say don't use so much on the brush next time. Yes, you can also "direct" your wash to the recesses or "shady" areas of the mini as well. As to it drying, well, that doesn't mean it's not there. Multiple thin coats (sounds like it'd be easy, if it dries that fast) are often a better way to build up color anyhow.
Good luck, and post more pics!