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All the companies that sell washes for models?

March 15 2012 at 5:11 PM
  (Login SpitfireNut22)
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I am interested in knowing who sells pre made washes for airplanes and what kind.

I know Flory models sells Clay based washes for airplanes.

But thats all I know of. Google didnt really reveal anything.

Anyone else know sells washes and what kind?

 
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(Login ResinPrince)
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Your model is dirty?

March 15 2012, 5:17 PM 

Thats what happens when you take them out in the yard to play with them.

Seriously If I want to put a wsh on a model I make my own from artist oils and some terpenoid.

 
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(Login Ghostmech)
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Try "The Detailer"......

March 15 2012, 5:18 PM 

...I use it almost exclusively....sticks to the model well, wipes off well, does not stain and can be mixed to a specific shade. Great stuff and nice people to boot.

http://www.thedetailer.net/

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Vallejo makes a set of washes

March 15 2012, 5:54 PM 

Check the Vallejo site...they have the washes (I think they are listed as "auxiliaries"). Also, check the gamer section or sites for a product line "Secret Weapon"...they have washes, too.

 
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yarosh rob
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I've have had great success with this

March 15 2012, 6:24 PM 

www.florymodels.co.uk he has a line of different shades

 
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MichiganPete
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Seriously? You guys would *buy* washes?

March 15 2012, 6:33 PM 

I just can't see wasting money on something I can make essentially for free in virtually unlimited quantities. To each his own I guess...


 
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(Login Bolie97)
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You mean like models?

March 15 2012, 6:39 PM 

Remember when we would get a couple chuncks of wood with instructions to carve out your model to look like this. Do we want to go back there?

Jim Johnson

 
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Shane Weier
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Yeah, time is money

March 15 2012, 7:18 PM 



...and God help us if we have to spend time modelling, we'll all be rooooned!

Shane

 
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(Login Gluehuffer)
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Re: Yeah, time is money

March 16 2012, 12:50 AM 

Time is money. That's why I'd rather make my own than pay someone ridiculous prices to add the pigment and thinner together for me. $10 for a bottle of pre-made wash or $2 for a litre of minerial spirits and another $2 for a tube of artists oils that will probably last me for the next ten years. So that's more than 50% less work I have to do for 1000X as much. Time is money alright.

 
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(Login sdweier)
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FWIW...

March 16 2012, 4:09 AM 


I agree with every word you said. I've never bought "wash" and can't imagine why anyone would. It intrigues me that many modellers are such suckers to imagine that they can't do the same, faster, cheaper and with greater satisfaction and better results themselves.

OTOH I get my thrills from the actual process of modelling. Contracting out things I could do myself seems to reduce the amount f enjoyment. If I didn't actually like the modelling part of modelling, I'd take every shortcut possible and buy ready builts.

Shane

 
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Dan
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I don't think it's the time savings that appeals - instead,

March 16 2012, 6:26 AM 

it's the nagging suspicion that the product is somehow, magically, better than anything the modeler could make for himself.


 
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(Login RexTN)
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I soooo very much wish I would have thought of this

March 15 2012, 6:58 PM 

the only better way I can think to make money in the hobby would be coming up with some "indispensable idea", based on old kit sprues

the raw materials purchasing dept would love it

"honey, yes, I really do need 48 Super Hornets, the company is running low on materials"

Rex

one from each squadron??,,"geeez Rex, how many display cases will that take up?"

http://hangardeckview.blogspot.com/

 
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"...old kit sprues...", you said - ? (pic)

March 15 2012, 7:56 PM 

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It's only a hobby..it's only a hobby..it's -

 
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(Login elwano)
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thats cool n/t

March 16 2012, 4:03 AM 


 
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(Login mass22)
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Yeah, to each is own

March 15 2012, 10:28 PM 

It probably depends mainly on what each of us enjoys. As I'm no fan of canopy masking, I like using the pre-cut masks where the clear parts are at all complex. OTOH, I'd never buy pre-mixed washes--it doesn't bother me to mix my own and it doesn't take much time. In fairness, though, I'm usually doing relatively small models (1/72, single-engined), so I don't have any trouble with a consistent lot for a wash. Something bigger, it might be a hassle to match one batch of wash to the next. Never ran into that problem, but maybe...

"Don't take your life too seriously, son. At the end of it, you won't be alive anyway."

Red Skelton's mother

 
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(Login djnick66)
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It depends what they are made of

March 16 2012, 12:12 PM 

I don't use stuff like acrylic model paint and water for a wash. I do buy a quart of Turpenoid and a half dozen tubes of oil paint for washes. Having said that, its handy to have some pre mixed stuff in small amounts for detail work. The problem i have found with most of the pre mixed commercial washes is that they tend to bead up on the model.

 
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Paul Mortimer
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Make your own.............................

March 15 2012, 7:02 PM 

I bought a box of 15 Watercolours for £2.99, add water and a little washing up liquid to the desired consistency.

An almost endless supply in any colour or shade you want at VERY low price

Paul

 
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a.g.whitaker
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Soon to be released !

March 15 2012, 10:33 PM 

Gunse Sanjyo Mr. Decal Water - the professional choice for soaking and releasing decals before sliding into position on your model.

Special Introductory Price !

$8.95 for a 10 ml. / 1/3 fluid oz. jar.

Hurry ! Limited stock available !
















Hope this doesn't get me in trouble.
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(Login Gluehuffer)
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Re: All the companies that sell washes for models?

March 16 2012, 12:55 AM 

A wash is a wash, they are not subject specific. There's lots of premade washes available but I can't help you with any of them because I think they are a waste of money. Go to an art supply store and buy some artists oils and if you want to be fancy some turpanoid(not turpentine!!) for a thinner although minerial spirits works just about as well for MUCH less. There are also water based products that do the same thing although I prefer oils, I find they work better in more situations, the water based stuff works fine if you just want to highlight panel lines though.

Initial cash output may be more since you'll want lots of different colours but a tube of artists oils will last you for years. If you keep an eye open for a sale you can pick them up very cheap, I bought some for a buck a tube last year, may never need to buy any ever again.

 
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If your model needs washing… (pic)

March 16 2012, 10:27 AM 

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Sorry, couldn't resist

Don McIntyre
Clarksville, TN


"In this modern world of ours that spins as fast as these propellers do, if a man can cook, or fly, or play the guitar, he will be happy and never go hungry." "Where's Joe Merchant" Jimmy Buffet ©1992

 
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Here's where I go...

March 16 2012, 12:06 PM 

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Gary Fairfull
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Tamiya has washes

March 16 2012, 11:14 AM 

But I have yet to see them, they are a new product.

 
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