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Make flat black look polished

Brushing makes flat black shine
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I use this technique to make flat black look polished and it also magnifies small details on other colors.

Using a soft paintbrush and graphite stick, I brush over the areas I’ve painted flat black to give them a polished look and show off other details. While I’ve seen others using pencils for a similar effect, the soft paintbrush gets into all the model’s nooks and crannies.

In the photo I’ve brushed over acrylics from Tamiya (flat black XF-1) and Vallejo (green RLM62). The dash and switches pop with just a little graphite.

I later added other detail to the interior.


Tip submitted by:
Mike Hamm
Canyon Lake, Texas

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