Properly painted panel lines add realism and detail to the exterior of the aircraft model. panel lines and weathering. I am looking for different technics for panel lining and weathering planes. The main reason that I usually try some form of highlighting is to add interest to the look of […] Accenting panel lines . to remove ads between posts. Should I apply washes and panel lines and all other types of weathering before or after I coat my model in a clear coat? save. report. Once you have completed the paint scheme of your airplane model kit, it’s time to tackle the panel lines. vintage1. For the panel lines under the engine I draged out the wash with a cotton bud/que tip just a little. My goal is to duplicate that color and only highlight the surface details to attract the eye—not overwhelm. 100% Upvoted. With some of my other models that have recessed panel lines, I was able to do a wash on it, which worked pretty well. The first step I did when weathering this plane was to go in and accent my panel lines to help bring them out. 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! I have applied this over several types of clear coats and have never found it to react adversely. share. hide. (I use future floor polish) 7 comments. I do my weathering with my air brush. Thanks Dave Sign up now. This thread is archived. Mar 22, 2005, 02:26 AM #2; vintage1. https://www.scalespot.com/reference/panellines/panellines.htm 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 I use a dark color of testors, usuallu gun metal color. 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. New comments cannot … 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. 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. Weathering with raised panel lines. Probably the only current aircraft that look even close to the current “ style” of model weathering, are USN carrier based aircraft. Registered User. If you can help please add athread and possible pictures. 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. 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. Weathering can be seen farther away than you may think. It also helps not to scrub away at a given section for too long! 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