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Testing white wash techniques. 21 Jan 2017 17:42 #1

So I wanted to test out different methods of achieving a worn white wash. I will use MIG washable white, with and without hairspray, and regular white with hairspray.


The test bed, Tamiya ancient KV-2. Hairspray applied.


Washable white applied.


Washable white activated on roof. (no hairspray)


Washable over hairspray activated.


Non-washable over hairspray.


Activated.

Then I went on to play around a little bit more, just for the hell of it.


I "washed" off more white to see how far I could go, then with my finger and a drop of washable white, I smeared it over the "washable" side.


Then I did the same thing to the Non-washable side.

As you can see, by varying the materials and techniques you get wildly different results!
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Testing white wash techniques. 21 Jan 2017 19:47 #2

Great write up John.

My best results have come from a good coat of Future so it's nice and glossy, followed by a heavily thinned, lightly sprayed matte white. The Future protects and impedes adhesion, so you can scrub off the white wherever you want:


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Testing white wash techniques. 21 Jan 2017 20:44 #3

I prefer the old way of reg.white over hair spray,looks more natural for wear where as the other looks like the crew is trying to wash the white off.

What do I know,i'm old and set in my ways. :bgrin
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Testing white wash techniques. 21 Jan 2017 22:38 #4

Those look pretty good to me. :good
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Testing white wash techniques. 22 Jan 2017 08:05 #5

Guess it depends on what you're wanting to do. Fairly fresh but used on the lhs, old wore out on the rhs. All of it looks great.
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Testing white wash techniques. 22 Jan 2017 11:31 #6

Just fooling around for my own edification. Figured I would share.
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Testing white wash techniques. 23 Jan 2017 09:33 #7

ThanksJohn ... any help is apprecated ... thanks forthe SBS ... :thumbsup
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Testing white wash techniques. 23 Jan 2017 18:49 #8

This is an outstanding tutorial John, thanks for posting it. I don't do winter whitewashes, but I can see how this technique would also work with dirt and dust washes to get similar effects. Very nice!


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Testing white wash techniques. 24 Jan 2017 09:24 #9

Duke Maddog wrote:
This is an outstanding tutorial John, thanks for posting it. I don't do winter whitewashes, but I can see how this technique would also work with dirt and dust washes to get similar effects. Very nice!

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Testing white wash techniques. 24 Jan 2017 11:20 #10

Good stuff there. Thanks for doing the testing. Whitewash is one of my bugaboos, but this makes sense of it.
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