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terryoc
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:12 am    Post subject: Grey Ink? Reply with quote

Does anyone know of a manufacturer of grey ink for washing Federation ships?

Or will I just have to add some surface tension breaker to thinned grey paint and use that?
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry: I've not found grey ink, ever... not that it isn't made, just that I haven't found it.

I typically create a very light "wash" from a small amount of grey paint, distilled water, and a lot of patience.
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BuShips
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Joined: 27 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry, there actually is grey (or gray if you will) ink that you can find. You'll still need to thin it to be able to use as a wash, but if you can find either an art store or (where I found mine) at a local Ace Hardware store look for acrylic artists ink. There are many colors to pick from and one is called "cool grey" Wink .
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wrongway klingon
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the better quality paint has finer ground particles and makes for a better wash.

I have just been experimenting with lining on Fed ships, after applying base coat of off-white I used a thin layer of varnish then lined with dilute warm grey, any that went outside the line was easily wiped off with a tissue with no staining of the off-white paint. Then drybush and highlight with white
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