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Mike Engler

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Re: Driftwood Wash
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2017, 12:37:13 AM »
I don't see any advantage the oil-based stains or acrylics have over alcohol-India ink or alcohol-pastel chalks, as to appearance, cost, toxic fumes, etc.
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Re: Driftwood Wash
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2017, 09:58:38 PM »
Mike, I agree. You and the other great modelers can use any medium and turn out award winning models.
If I remember correctly, I was following your Stoney Creek Scrap Yard build, and you had some reservations concerning the stone coloring part of the kit.
End result was a beautifully well done kit, stone and all.
The DVD by Troels Kirk points this out, he uses very few artists brushes on his models. He of course does use them on his paintings.
He uses these big ass brushes with exceptional results. Great DVD.
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Re: Driftwood Wash
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2017, 03:12:31 AM »
Gents...

Please don't over look aniline dyes. These are ground coal that is dissolved in alcohol.  They are available in good art supply stores.

I like them for the alcohol base that allows them to go off very quickly.  You can get a lot done at a single bench sitting over water based stuff.

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Re: Driftwood Wash
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2017, 07:34:32 PM »
Bob, Thank you for the info. I use dyes called Transfast. I get them from Kingspor's Wood working Shop. Can be mixed with water or alcohol.
Great catalog. Recommended by Carl Laskey.
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