The weathering wash is the easiest way to create the best looking panel lines and weathering in no time with three easy steps, 1. brush or airbrush it on the model. 2. Let it dry (20mins) 3. Wipe it off with some damp kitchen roll. That’s it , that simple. It also does so much more. It can be used anywhere on a model from cockpits to wheel wells, engines to weapons. It works just as well on tanks, ships and vehicles. The best bit is, if you don’t like it, just wash it off and start again. That simple.
The wash comes in seven colours, Dark dirt, Light Dirt, Black, Mud Brown, Rust, Sand and Concrete. All the colours can be mixed into any shade or colour you need.
1. Brush on the wash
It is recommended that you use the wash over a gloss clear coat when using the wash for the first time. When you have used the wash and are happy with the results you can use it on satin and even flat coats to give a more weathered look to your models. Make sure the surface you will be using it on is completely dry before applying the wash as if it is not, the wash might work into the paint itself and you will not be able to remove it.
2, Let it dry
Once the wash is on the model allow to dry. Depending on the temperature this will take around 20 minutes. You could speed things up by using a hair dryer on a cool setting. The wash can be left on as long as you like as this will not affect the paint work. In tests the wash has been left on for 3 months and it still came off the model with no problem.
3. Wipe it off.
When the wash is totally dry you can remove the wash with a damp cloth or better still some good quality kitchen roll. I lick to moisten, then starting with circular movements wipe the wash off. If you use circular movement you will work the wash into any panel lines that do not have any wash in them. Depending on how much you moisten the cloth, it will determine how much of the wash will be removed. If you just want the panel line to have the wash, then a moist cloth is fine but if you were after a little more weathered look then using the cloth dry and lightly rubbing will leave more of the wash behind to give a more dirty looking model. When you are happy that you have got all the wash you want off make a final wipe around in the direction of the air flow. Remember any wash left on after a clear coat is added will show up alot more as the wash will darken up.
A Before and after.