Most people who
frequent the ARC forums will know of Phil Flory, his modelling skills and his
wash! His modelling company started off as Flory Models and he produced
two pre-made non-toxic weathering washes in a light and dark option.
People loved it. How easy and quick it was to use and how good the results
About a year ago
Phil changed is company name to 'Pro Modeller' and released his light and dark
wash in an improved formula.
Now, just over a
year later Pro Modellers has released two new was colours; Mud Brown and
Black. He has also re-named the two original colours to 'Dark Dirt' and
using the Pro Modeller wash I, along with many other modellers felt a need for a
brown wash to accommodate armour, tires...etc Phil came to the rescue and has
released a lovely brown that can be mixed with any of the other washes to obtain
pretty much every shade under the sun.
Previously we had
the Dark wash, which is perfect for grease stains, panel lines and general dirt.
But Phil has now released Black, which is perfect for those lo-lights you want,
in flap and rudder joints, gun ports...etc and anywhere else your artistic
license sees you put it.
Weathering Wash is so simple to use, anyone and everyone can use it.
All you need to do
is brush it on, wait for it to dry. Then wipe it off. Different effects can be
created depending on how dirty you want the aircraft/armour/ship...etc to be. For
a nice dirty look you could try applying the wash before a gloss coat. Generally
you will need to use a damp (not wet) piece of kitchen cloth to remove it from the
paint but it works a treat. The pigments in the wash settle into the microscopic
holes in the rough paint surface giving it a toned down, dirty effect.
On the other hand if
you just want to bring out all the panel line, rivet and other various
details, apply it over a gloss coat. When you come to wipe it off you don't even
need a damp cloth, just a clean one. A Q-Tip can get into those hard to reach
areas such as pylons.
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I Highly recommend Pro
Modellers Wash to everybody. It is so easy to use and you get such
effective results. No more making up your own wash that might and might
not work. Here is something that only costs £5.99 (about $10) for a 50ml bottle,
which is enough to do roughly 20+ 1/48 models. It contains
100% natural ingredients and works every time!
information, pictures and videos on Pro Modellers Weathering Wash please visit http://www.promodellers.com/promodellers-weathering-wash/
A full stock list
can also be found on the Pro Modellers website. Somehow Phil has managed to
cover pretty much the whole globe. So Where ever you live, getting hold of the
Pro Modellers Weathering Wash won't be a problem!
Thank you to Phil
Flory for a review sample.