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Could someone explain what this technique is. I am new to railway modelling and keep seeing this phrase but don't know what it means
 

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QUOTE (Diggy @ 29 Oct 2007, 07:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Could someone explain what this technique is. I am new to railway modelling and keep seeing this phrase but don't know what it means


***Hi

Dry brushing is a pretty literal term - the brush is pretty well dry of paint when its used. Its most often used to bring out detail or to weather.

Often its best not to use a fine or new brush for this - I often use an older / low cost brush with worn stiffer bristles - the process will damage fine brushes!

get a wad of paper towells or some old newspaper.

dip just the tip of the brush in the paint then wipe the brush back and forth on the paper so there is almost nothing left on it (so its almost "dry" - hence the name)

gently brush over the part of the model you want to weather / detail on the model you want to emphasise - the very small amount of paint left will catch on rivet heads and pipework and highlight it.

Practice will quickly turn to skill and you'll be able to make a big difference to the look of a model in no time at all!

Regards

Richard
 

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I would agree with Richard completely, I have been using the dry brushing technique for a number of years and have found it most useful on goods wagons, especially some of the rather garish private owners.

Find an oold wagon and give it a go.

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