Washes are a quick means of adding subtle fake shadows and tonal variations. These effects will help to highlight details such as rivets, seams and textures. Washes also add more tones to a finish. Applying washes is usually the first weathering step after a base coat if no filters are needed. Even today some armor modelers prefer washes as the only weathering step needed to finish a model. The percentages of a mix can differ depending on where and why the wash is being applied.
NL 01 BLACK SMOKE WASH
Recommended for adding shadows to highlight seams and details on neutral grey and very dark surfaces. Can also be used to create smoke and exhaust effects.
NL 02 DEEP SHADOW WASH
Great for making very dark shadows to highlight seams and details on sand finishes, most desert vehicles both WWII and present and olive green tones.
NL 03 BROWN SHADOW WASH
Very good for producing medium shadows to highlight seams and details on dark yellow and sand finishes along with most desert vehicles from WWII to present day.
NL 04 GREY SHADOW WASH
Designed for creating shadows to highlight seams and details on white and other light grey surfaces. Recommended for planes as well.