Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Pennsy X23 HO scale

Bruce Smith


I've had better luck with them on gloss finishes. Really thin is important, and while my daily goto paints are acrylic, I feel like enamels work better for pin washes... the organic solvents help them flow better, imho. You might try adding a drop of a surfactant (wetting agent) with acrylics (if you have not already done so) like photo-flo or detergent. Dot filters otoh, seem to work fine on flat surfaces. 

Bruce Smith

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Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Pennsy X23 HO scale
Great looking car Eric; love the weathering.

When did you apply the pin wash? I was playing around with a pin wash the other day and believe I mixed it properly; I followed mixing directions per a Mike Confalone video on MRH; however, my pin wash didn't really flow as I thought it should, or how I perceived Mike's flowing around details.  I then did a YouTube search and watched a few military modeling videos where a pin wash was added; every one of the military guys insisted the pin wash had to be applied to a glossy finish, not a flat finish. Thoughts?

Jim Brewer

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