My first attempt at a wash

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Looks good to me . I think it has to be fairly heavy on a ship that large .
 

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An amazing difference. Huge model!
 

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Thank you for the kind words, iv been so anxious worrying I was going to ruin it.
 

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So I hit a major snag tonight while trying to do a rust wash which may or may not set me back a bit.
I coated the bow plate with some AK gloss and then attempted to do a rust wash, at first it looked good but not just looks like the color of a cheese pizza. Should i Respray the whold piece dark gray and just pin wash the rust?
Also when I tried to rust wash the anchor, im not sure what happened but the wash and the clear coat turned to a latex almost and stripped the hull to bear plastic.
My thought on the heavy rust, is the ship would of taken a beaten in the North atlantic but maybe to much
 

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Is it all acrylic paint ?
I think that MiG , enamel wash is kinda " hot " - I've seen other people having issues with it removing coatings .
You don't need to gloss-coat prior to washes or other effects .
 

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Is it all acrylic paint ?
I think that MiG , enamel wash is kinda " hot " - I've seen other people having issues with it removing coatings .
You don't need to gloss-coat prior to washes or other effects .
No the base paint is acrylic coated with AK gloss varnish.
 

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That's all acrylic .
Are you asking if you should repaint it over the existing ?
I'd use isopropyl alcohol to strip off the unwanted portions first , then repaint it .
91% iso works really well .
 

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Wow! That is one huge boat! Wash looks great to me. Not sure about the rust look. No suggestions there. I'd like to see what you come up with though.
 

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