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Hi all. On the weekend I got myself my first ever tanks. I've painted hundreds of other models (Orks, Marines and sisters), but never any vehicles (My technique worked fine on my dread, and I never think of that when I say vehicles).

The tank is a Black Templars Predator Annihilator. I took pretty much the same approach that I take with my actual marines; Black paint them, grey drybrush, black wash. It gets the highlights out, but leaves the rest of the model very black. I love how this looks on the marines.

Sadly, the wash on the tank hasn't worked out as well. Its covers up the drybrush perfectly, but has black streaks on the black. I was just using a small brush thinking that it wouldn't matter since the wash is very liquid, but its streaked where the brush touched the model.

I can try to put some pictures up later if my description is as bad as I think it is.

It actually looks okay as long as you don't look too closely, but I'll always know its there if I don't fix it, which bothers me.

My questions are:
How do I fix it? Just start over from a new black spray? I could also thin down some black paint and hope that doesn't leave brush lines...

What do I do next time I want to black wash a black tank? Just buy a bigger brush? Thin down the wash?

Thanks for your time!
 

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Did you water down the wash a little more? Adding a little water to it may get the streaks out better, also make sure the black paint is completely dry, because putting wash on it can make the paint wet and that may also contribute to the streaks. When you wash you wanna use a relatively soft brush to limit the streaks as well. (posting pics always helps giving advice, but your description was fine if its what I'm thinking it is heh)

Good Luck, hope this helps!
 

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Ah, okay. I did do the wash about... 4 or 5 hours after the spray paint, so it probably wasn't totally dry.

I think I'll buy a new brush this weekend to give your advice a shot. Thanks!
 

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Hey Daz, me again. You could doas the others have said and use a much larger brush which would probably do the trick, or I was thinking you could use the GW spray gun to apply the wash on future models.
 

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Did you just basecoat/prime it gray or did you just put the wash on the plastic? thats probably the #1 reason it came out streaky, The plastic is so sleek there's nothing for the wash to stick on. So a prime and basecoat on the model definitely helps.
 

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Wash isnt really designed for large flat surfaces, but if you decide to ake that route you need a large brush and lots of water and wash and literally flood the panels, the streaks on your model look like the wash has started to dry while your applying it so its likely your were only covering a small area at a time with small brush.

Personally i dont think black needs a wash, after all its black so shade shouldnt be an issue.the trick it to only lightly dry brush the very edges of the tank and leave almost everything black as it came out of the can.


i did a very light grey dry brush on this raider and then picked out the very edges of some of the plates with a very thing grey line, it shows up much more in the photo due to the flash. but again very light dry brush and no wash, let the black do its job.



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