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Author Topic: paint wash.... with white paint?  (Read 933 times)
Professor J. Cogsworthy
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« on: July 06, 2013, 05:17:19 pm »

I have a plastic gun ready for its paint wash. It is silver, white and blue... Looks kinda freeze ray-ish.

Anyone ever try a wash with white paint? What effect does it give you?

Wondering if it would give me a frosty look but I don't want to sacrifice the gun for an experiment.

I'm gonna look around for a scrap of something to experiment on but in the mean time I thought I might ask here...
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 07:26:57 pm »

It can work well to give a heavily weathered appearance over coloured metalics. As if the object has been in a sand storm.
The general effect is to reduce the saturation of any colour underneath.
It can look very patchy though.
I'd say that a white dry brush coat over the highlight areas  followed by a light wash of one of those 'Interference' inks in blue or pale green would give a reasonable frost effect.
Also, judicious use of a gloss lacquer and then a very light touch with fine abrasive, just one or two stokes, can produce a surface that looks crystalline.

I'm tempted to say that fine glitter applied in the nooks and crannies might be worth a go.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 02:04:25 pm »

A pearl paint was suggested also.....
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 03:26:35 am »

I have often used a white wash over black primer to pop the detail and inspect the model for assembly flaws.  I have used a white wash on winter/snow scenes. 
You may want to use a light blue possibly metallic, for the wash and dry brush with white.  This will make the "white whiter" the way bluing does. 
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