Ultimate weathering wash
I guess you have an overload with the number of images of badly weathered and run-down kits as well as the various product used to achieve that effect. Each modeler glorifies some brand of products and in this crossfire, and a reader simply can not make a choice of what to do. Since I have practiced weathering of models since early ’90, I do have some experience and can focus some products and here you are- Ultimate Wash products.
On the image above you have three bottles, I would like to call them ‘must have’ and the range of Ultimate is a bit larger and includes many other colors. This sets’ primary role is to superimpose panels, rivets and access doors and it works perfectly. Basic work requires you to gloss paint your kit and then with brush apply strokes of wash over the lines. I have noted that during the work, density and coverage of coat becomes weak so you need to shake the bottle from time to time. There is just an hour or two needed to completely dry this very thin coat and after that you just need one clean ball of cotton to clear up all surface and the result will be very fine darker lines of panels and rivets.
There is no end of uses of this product. Once when you complete kit and spray it with a coat of flat varnish, you can use Ultimate for the leaks, stains and so on. This is also the time to add more dirt to wheels, exhaust gases, oil leaks and all other dirt you require. Image above shows the use of rust around the rivets on this boat model.
Ultimate Wash is, as the name says, an ultimate solution for you. No odor, easy cleaning of brushes (soap and water solve everything), good drying, excellent detail exposure. I give top recommendation of this products and they are absolute suitable for professional as well beginners. My great thanks goes to Ultimate who provided me this great products and you can find these products there!