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  1. Oil and acrylic?

    Having recently returned to model building after many years I'm very interested in the advances that have been made in detailing and finishing of kits. In the painting arena I'm taken with the whole idea of the oil wash to bring out detail but can't shake off the art and decorating training that says oil and water-based paints don't like each other much. In particularly I'm intrigued by the order in which one applies the oil wash to a model. It seems that many people add this wash after decalling but do you then go on to apply a finish coat, say a matt one, after the wash? If the paints are acrylic and the final coat is acrylic how does it react with the oil? My knowledge of paints says that acrylic should not be applied over oil. What do you do? Perhaps the thinning of the oil prevents it being too sticky and most of it is in the panel lines etc but it seems to me any residue will undermine a topcoat that is water-based. What's the general experience in the application order of the finishing coats? Cheers.
  2. OK, so trying to get to grips with figure painting... starting with the Panzer II commander I wont use with the tank I have finished..... anyway after first really bad attempt I cleaned him up... this is what I have 2nd time round: mixed a blue/green (Black, White, Pthalo Blue and Lemon Yellow) and then used plain black and white for shadow/highlight. Shorts & Hat are black, white, yellow and raw sienna (not as good as the jacket - should;ve done it in 2 sessions really).... (colours are limited at the moment so going for technique first then looking to add some extra oils to my set) all painted over mid-grey acrylic as base coat still a LONG way to go with improvements - need some different colours (a proper grey for starters) and some smaller brushes... but am slowly getting the hang of it.... and i mean SLOWLY
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