I currently use a wash of diluted acrylic paint for shading and although it works very well for figures I am not so happy with the results on vehicles so I am considering Quickshade for these. Could anyone who uses them for WW2 vehicles please share their experiences particularly which tone they use? Many thanks, Nigel
I have also tried on 20mm US Shermans and got mixed results.The problem I see with Army Painter or any other washes for that matter is that they don't work too well when you have large areas of"clean" flat plating to cover. I got better results on my 2nd Sherman when I applied lots of spare stowage and sand bags etc to break up those large areas of flat plate. I am still not totally happy with the results and I will be going back to an old technique suggested by a professional painter of using an acrylic wash with a gel medium applied . The gel medium apparently stops the wash from excessive pooling . I have yet to try this.
With a cloth you will just get "fluff" in it.I havn't tried my own solution when using this product and that is of using a brush with thinners on , as I "discovered " this since painting the tanks , however this doesn't help NTM as he is not using the Army Painter Dip so I will be very interested to see how he goes on with the the Acrylic Gel I suggested.
Haven't picked anything up yet but have checked the products out online. Will probably try the one called flow improver which is recommended for 'staining'. Gel mediums seem to be used to give a textured finish and are only available in medium or coarse. Will let you all know how it goes once I've had a try.
Al, Yes I had looked at the Army Painter site and the tutorial articles on this site so I am clear on the 'how to' element. Will have a look at the video links later (cannot access at work) I agree that the method seems to work on the terminator but not really the effect I'm after on WWII tanks