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  • A black~wash difference

    I can't believe the difference in this Barracuda wheels with a drop of black paint.



  • #2
    How do you do that? looks good.
    Due to the recent budget cuts,
    the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
    current state of the economy, the light at the end
    of the tunnel has been turned off.

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    • #3
      Super big difference. Doing a black wash does wonders for wheels. Chrome grills too. Putting that wash on the wheels also gives it more of a realistic "scale" appearance.

      Awesome job!!!!!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by nachoman6 View Post
        Super big difference. Doing a black wash does wonders for wheels. Chrome grills too. Putting that wash on the wheels also gives it more of a realistic "scale" appearance.

        Awesome job!!!!!!
        Thanks.
        Due to the recent budget cuts,
        the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
        current state of the economy, the light at the end
        of the tunnel has been turned off.

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        • #5
          .....A true Artist!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Daniel View Post
            How do you do that? looks good.
            I use a water based craft paint Daniel. It's easy to wipe off the excess.
            Take black paint and paint the whole wheel or grill. then carefully wipe off excess with soft cloth or paper towel.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nachoman6 View Post
              Super big difference. Doing a black wash does wonders for wheels. Chrome grills too. Putting that wash on the wheels also gives it more of a realistic "scale" appearance.

              Awesome job!!!!!!
              Yes, it sure does. I did this older release JL Dodge and MB Chevy pickups and now they can compare with GL or AW...



              Last edited by Stangfreak; 11-09-2021, 09:10 AM.

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              • #8
                Interesting how you do it. Iused a system I learned 60 years ago building military models. I use enamel thinned with about 65% thinner or acrylic thinned with water. I flow the thinned paint into the recesses and wipe off the excess. There used to be a product of already thinned paint but it's no long available. Here's a car with the front wheel "black washed" and the rear wheel stock.
                Auto World 73 Road Runner 1/64 by Dick Copello, on Flickr

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Leroy Brown View Post
                  Interesting how you do it. Iused a system I learned 60 years ago building military models. I use enamel thinned with about 65% thinner or acrylic thinned with water. I flow the thinned paint into the recesses and wipe off the excess. There used to be a product of already thinned paint but it's no long available. Here's a car with the front wheel "black washed" and the rear wheel stock.
                  Auto World 73 Road Runner 1/64 by Dick Copello, on Flickr
                  I want this car, sell it to me you have duplicates, don't you? lol
                  Due to the recent budget cuts,
                  the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                  current state of the economy, the light at the end
                  of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Leroy Brown View Post
                    Interesting how you do it. Iused a system I learned 60 years ago building military models. I use enamel thinned with about 65% thinner or acrylic thinned with water. I flow the thinned paint into the recesses and wipe off the excess. There used to be a product of already thinned paint but it's no long available. Here's a car with the front wheel "black washed" and the rear wheel stock. Auto World 73 Road Runner 1/64 by Dick Copello, on Flickr
                    This is how I black-wash. Same technique. Sometimes I cheat with a Q-Tip and Kiwi Black shoe polish. You have plenty of time to wipe it off the highlights with a clean Q-Tip.
                    "I am a Ford, not a Lincoln."

                    Gerald R. Ford

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                    • #11
                      Sorry, DAN, it's the only one I have. I NEVER found the gray car except on Ebay at crazy prices. i found this one at H-L in Salsbury, MD when they were first released.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Leroy Brown View Post
                        Sorry, DAN, it's the only one I have. I NEVER found the gray car except on Ebay at crazy prices. i found this one at H-L in Salsbury, MD when they were first released.
                        Tell me about it. eBay wants your money and your watch and underwear.
                        Due to the recent budget cuts,
                        the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                        current state of the economy, the light at the end
                        of the tunnel has been turned off.

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