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India Ink Washes


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What ratio of India Ink, water , and Alcholol work best as a wash.....I keep trying different mixes...at least they come off after they do not work. I have used Tamiya flat black mixed 1 : 9 and sticks well. The Ink ??????

Any thoughts? I'm using Higgens non waterproof black....seems to mix well...

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It's been a while since I used India ink as a wash, but I seem to recall I used it roughly 50/50 with water....maybe a smidge heavier on the ink, but I intentionally kept it fairly dilute for easy cleanup of mistakes.

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India ink is already fairly thin. I have used India ink in the past and agree with the 50/50 mix for a wash.

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At 50 /50 It does not flow well, I know many use a mix other than water. I had a bit better luck with Auto Air thinner and water

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I guess I just do things the hard way. On chrome, I just get a bottle of testors flat black, start in the center, and brush it on thick so it runs into the creases. Then I just wipe off the rest. Of coarse, I've seen areas where I needed the ink so reach remote areas of parts too. Too bad I don't know of anywhere local that sells it. :unsure:

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There are some new washes out there that work very well too. Vallejo black and brown washes are excellent. And they can be diluted and cleaned up with water.

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