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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:23 pm 
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I'm new to the forum. I'm mostly an aircraft modeler. What I've been seeing a lot lately in the aircraft arena is "black basing." Do ship modelers use this technique?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:49 am 
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A black base, or black primer, is for pre-shading, but works better for armor and aircraft models as they are usually painted in dark colors. Ship models are usually base colored in a medium to very light gray, so coverage could be an issue, ie.; it will take more coats of a light color to cover a black base. Also aircraft and armor models are a much larger scale - ship models being smaller have correspondingly smaller details, so it could prove easier to use a dark, or black, wash (post-shading) to accentuate them. Although, when I get around to building my 1/144 Revell Fletcher, I definitely will use black pre-shading. :wave_1:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:37 pm 
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Soon, I'll be starting my Trumpeter 1/700 Zerstorer Z-25 1944. Most of the deck is to painted dark gray anyway so may go with black primer.


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Welcome aboard, Skypainter, and happy Independence Day.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:30 pm 
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welcome aboard neighbor!

by black basing it appears you may follow Doog from out Texas way...he has a nice AC build forum out there in Web world. Many nice tech's based out of those concepts. I have tried it on ships befor and found it pleasing for a weathered base .


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