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cybershed

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I'm slowly but surely switching from enamels to acrylics.

I'm a wee bit worried about durability with the acrylics - when it comes to using a wash that is.

Post decal stage, if I were to give my model a couple of coats of future, then make an acrylic wash using acrylic thinners would this be the way to go?

Is acrylic thinners the thing to use to make an acrylic wash? Or can you make an acrylic wash with just acrylic paint + water?

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I'm no paint guru and hopefully someone with more knowledge will pick up your inquiry. Acrylics are water based and clean up with water so thinning them down with water should be fine. I tend to make my washes from scraping pastels and mixing with water or mixing some acrylics with the "homebrew" thinner [per the formula Bob has posted here on Genessis] or future. Best bet----grab a scrap piece of styrene [or a junk box model kit part?] and try out different techniques for yourself. Seeing the results first hand is very helpful. I also watch all of Bob's build videos but need to make more notes. I forget too easliy nowadays.
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