save. I have applied this over several types of clear coats and have never found it to react adversely. The main reason that I usually try some form of highlighting is to add interest to the look of […] For the panel lines under the engine I draged out the wash with a cotton bud/que tip just a little. Weathering Aircraft with Geoff Coughlin There are many ways that you can highlight the panel lines on aircraft and we are steadily getting through as many of them as we can in your SMN Techniques Bank! With some of my other models that have recessed panel lines, I was able to do a wash on it, which worked pretty well. Should I apply washes and panel lines and all other types of weathering before or after I coat my model in a clear coat? A quick comment on weathering: The panel lines and access doors are places where two or more pieces of aluminum typically come together on the Prowler, so the gaps tend to fill with deep, dark black dirt and aluminum rubbings. Weathering can be seen farther away than you may think. vintage1. Mar 22, 2005, 02:26 AM #2; vintage1. Weathering with raised panel lines. The first step I did when weathering this plane was to go in and accent my panel lines to help bring them out. They were inherently off-shade on full scale planes since they collected dirt in their seams and they were occasionally handled around the edges when removed for repair. Thanks Dave Sign up now. Registered User. (I use future floor polish) 7 comments. Panel line washes with AMMO PLWs - 2 VIDEO DEMOS Panel Line Washing With Lighter Colours Weathering washes, an introduction Pastels Post-shading panel lines with pastels Using pastels to apply German armour camouflage pattern Using pastels to weather paintwork (on military aircraft) Photography Aircraft models displayed in flight panel lines and weathering. https://www.scalespot.com/reference/panellines/panellines.htm report. I do my weathering with my air brush. New comments cannot … This thread is archived. Properly painted panel lines add realism and detail to the exterior of the aircraft model. Posted by satchmo07 on Monday, March 28, 2011 6:49 PM I currently am working on a SBD Dauntless 1/48 scale model from Revell, and I am trying to give the plane a weathered look. Accenting panel lines . It also helps not to scrub away at a given section for too long! The best results can be achieved by pre-shading all the panel lines of the airplane model kit before overlaying it with […] The engraved panel lines on current 1/72 scale aircraft kits scale up to 3” wide and 2” deep- very unrealistic. Probably the only current aircraft that look even close to the current “ style” of model weathering, are USN carrier based aircraft. My goal is to duplicate that color and only highlight the surface details to attract the eye—not overwhelm. to remove ads between posts. I too have had good experiences using artists oils for weathering and panel lines, but I use ‘white spirit’ available from any arts supply shop. I also went over some panel lines with the browns after the black had dried just to add a bit of depth. Once you have completed the paint scheme of your airplane model kit, it’s time to tackle the panel lines. After panel lines are done I airbrush weathering on the back side of line, holding a piece of construction paper on the line so the weathering all ends up to the rear of the line. hide. I use a dark color of testors, usuallu gun metal color. I am looking for different technics for panel lining and weathering planes. If you look at my current build you can see examples of where I have deliberately created panel lines to correctly represent the welding seams on the external fuel tanks of my Mirage rather than simply use the engraved lines that were originally part of the kit. 100% Upvoted. 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