What is Miracle Wash? Well before I answer that I should explain what a wash is. A wash is used in miniature/modeling building to highlight shadows and add visual depth to the model. Usually a darker color is used as a wash that "washes" over the object being painted. It settles into the cracks and folds and really adds a lot to the finished item.
|My ingredients for Miracle Mini Wash|
A step up from "simple" dilution is to create a Miracle Wash. Miracle Wash isn't much more than Future Floor (now renamed Pledge Premium Finish with Future Shine) Wax and water. Mix the Future with water at about a 1:4 or 1:5 wax to water ratio. A small bottle will last a long time.
Use this water to make a simple wash and your efforts will be richly rewarded. The wash will hold much better in your models, self-level some, and resist gravity just enough. The floor wax is an acrylic formula similar to many craft paints and it mixes evenly. I generally use a darker shade than my base coat and I'm done in a flash.
|Below if Before and Top is After|
There are a couple of ways of applying a wash. When I have several colors close together I tend to make it a bit thicker and apply several different washes individually so I can match the colors to the base coat. I could also have chosen to just use a simple black wash and dump it over everything, but that is a bit messy for my tastes.
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