pre-shading

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  1. ellis995

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    #1 ellis995, Feb 13, 2010
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    This might sound stupid:oops:

    BUT what is the right amount of black i.e.

    1 to1 or straight from the bottle,tin or jar ( neat ), for pre-shading. As i am trying to build up the courage to start using my airbrush.As i will be using xtracrylix paints for the interior and splinter scheme. Also revell enamel for the black for the pre-shading.All comments taken on board
     
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    If you use a thinner mix for the black ie 70/ 30 paint to thinners then you will have more margin for error and can build up the shading until you are happy with it. You can always do a bit more but never any less.
     
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    Thanks for that magnu
     
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    You can pre-shade using the same type of paint. You don't have to use black. For example on Luftwaffe undersides (RLM65 or76) I use a darker blue. Under RLM 74/75 I use a dark grey.
    Cheers
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    Thanks Steve
     
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    #6 FlexiBull, Feb 23, 2010
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    Don't worry about the colour, black is fine. You can alter the depth of the shading when you apply the over coat. Some of my models looked grim after preshading.

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    There was a good video of preshading techniques by Brett Green on YouTube.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8OWoBYukSs

    FlexiBull
     
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    Yep.. I agree with the post above.
     

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