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Jul 2016 22

Not trains

A bit quiet on the blogging front, but not for lack of progress...

Yes after a brief jaunt down to Christchurch for a quick holiday, I am back and the coffee table has once again succumbed to glue bottles and paint tins and little bits of cardboard. Mrs A is very tolerant!

Wildcat

The Wildcat that I have been quietly working away on has now been completed. I gave it a good spray of silver Tamiya paint, then left it alone for a month. The other day I decided to test out Indian Ink for weathering and reached for the Wildcat. I mixed up a weak mix of ink and isopropyl alcohol and washed it on the model. This nicely brought out the panel lines. Then I used the dregs to loosen up some dried up paint on the bottom of my paint tray and washed that on too. Finally I did a third wash of Indian Ink and IPA, but this time something interesting happened. The IPA loosed up the acrylic paint mix from before, and when rubbed with a finger tip, it went a...

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