Hobbyist Prime wrote:
It'a amazing how something as simple as a paint wash can jack up the realism 10 fold!!!! Beautiful work
I didn't do a traditional was but what I call a "Hard Wash"
I actually paint the entire surface black. Let dry.
Then I use a junk cloth (I have many for these kinds of purposes only) and put a couple dabs of Paint thinner or lighter fluid on it.
Then I rub the entire surface clean.
The end result is a perfect depth of black left behind in the cracks and looks much better then any marker type pens I've used in the past.
It's even simpler to outline the lines with a marker pen then do a quick rub with Paint thinner/Lighter fluid.
As long as any messy lines left behine are cleaned the remaining should stay within the cracks.
A straight "Wash" is just using a type of thinned paints and hope it stays neatly behind. Doesn't work or look nearly as good.