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Modelling Tip Of The Day – 45

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 45

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 45

This Modelling Tip Of The Day is an ongoing series, in which we’ll be posting a modelling tip that may be of use to the newbie right up to the seasoned modeller. Today’s tip is:

Dirty Washes


When painting & weathering rock faces made of plaster, use thin washes rather than using neat paint. Use water-soluble paints such as thinned artist acrylics, Humbrol washes, Woodland Scenics pigments. Use Light thinned coats to build up the rock effect. The porosity of plaster will help soak up the thin washes& help create great rock effects.

Using thin washes on buildings etc will help bring out details & add a more realistic natural weathered look. In these videos from Humbrol & Woodland Scenics show how to use weathering washes & Pigments to achieve different weathered effects:

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