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Question for Adam Wilder / Mig on Mig washes / filters!!!
May 13 2008 at 12:06 PM
(Login gphelan) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 126.96.36.199
I have ordered a set of Filters and Washes from you guys, but unfortunately it don't look like it will arrive in time for me! Need to have a model finished for Saturday's show. I have the Mig pigments which is fine and with them I got the thinner for washes, pigment fixer and acrylic resin.
My question is this, what can I use for filters and washes in place of the pre-made up ones from yourselves? Can I use the above thinner for washes in either case (for the filters and or wash) and can I use the pigments themselves highly thinned as filters/washes? I have artists oils (both water & standard means thinnable ones) and plenty of enamels / acrylics etc, and am wondering in your opinion what would be the best bet?
Also, in yours or anyone else's experience, how long should I give a satin Humbrol Enamel base coat / camo finish to dry before applying filters, washes, pigments etc? I have only ever really used acrylics until now, but wanted to use a paint with a satin finish as per the FAQ book by Mig, and happened to have satin enamels to hand.
(Login anpwilder) MODERATORS ONLY - Tricks and tips 188.8.131.52
May 13 2008, 6:21 PM
You can apply the filters using oils thinned with an enamel thinner. What colour are you applying the filter over?
You should be able to apply an enamel wash over an enamel coat about six hours after you apply it. Maybe you should wait an evening to be sure. What I would recommend is that you first apply three to four coats of an acrylic satin, such as Tamiya clear, to protect the enamel coat from the washes. Make sure that you do not apply too much of the wash over the enamel base. You need to be very quick ensuring that the thinner dries quickly not attaching the base and camo. In the future I would recommend using an acrylic basecoat and camo.
Break your model into imaginary sections such as fenders, turret, hull front, middle and rear. Apply the washes to these sections one at a time for better control and distribution of the wash again, to ensure that your basecoat is not damaged.
I am on vacation this week. Hopefully you will respond with the colour and MIG will catch this tomorrow to help you.
My basecoat colour is a lightened Satin Dunlelgelb with a Satin Dunkelgrun camo pattern. I have left the model over an evening and night, and into today to dry, so should be ok? Even though the paint is Satin I will need some Satin acrylic coats too? Will apply the washes and filters as you recommend.
Thanks so much for all your help, look forward to receiving my washes and filters as it will be a great time saver and hassle free system for me! Enjoy the vacation Adam and hi to the folks!