When experimenting with the OLD OUTHOUSE, one takeaway from it was how impressed I was with the Dark Grey Wash. It flowed nicely. I guess acrylic washes have come a long way – I’ve avoided them due to past experience long ago. Since then, I use enamel washes (enamel paint thinned with Varsol).
EMC 103/103A was a bit incomplete. I did not like the appearance of the side and roof grills. I decided to give these areas a Vallejo Wash treatment. Since the olive paint on the Model F Demonstrator is quite dark, I decided to apply their black wash. I added a drop or two of distilled water to further thin out the solution, but in retrospect I would not do this again. Then I just painted it on with an “O” brush and soaked up the excess with tissue. I went outside the frames a couple of times – I corrected these areas with wiping away the excess (with water on my brush). Like most good modeling effects, the result is subtle.
I did not find this tedious – four sections x 12 grills each would lead one to think otherwise. In the picture below, the section on top has the black wash applied.
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