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Warpigs Washes First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2010 Manufacturer Warpigs
Subject Washes
Primary Media Acrylic based washes
Pros Easy to apply Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $7.00 per color

First Look

Warpigs is a brand of hobby product produced by the folks at Modeler's Warehouse. They currently offer a family acrylic washes which have a wide range of applications for weathering of armor, aircraft, and ship models. Let's take a look.

These are acrylic washes that are ideal for weathering and detailing models. Most folks use washes in their armor modeling as it runs into the surrounding details and provides shadowing to the primary hull color. Black wash is great for dark green or dark gray armor, Burnt Umber for desert browns, Brown for desert yellows, and Gray for just about everything else.

Aircraft modeler have started using washes in their projects as well. Black wash is great for white wheel wells to get the molded-in details to 'pop'. Burnt Umber and Brown make for good use for recreating dirt and hydraulic leaks. The Gray is good for panel lines on dark colored subjects, while a mix of the Gray and Black would be ideal for light colored aircraft panel lines.

Warpigs currently offers four colors in their wash range:

  • Black
  • Burnt Umber
  • Brown
  • Gray

If you want to save a little money, a set of four can be ordered for $24.00.

My sincere thanks to Warpigs for these review samples!


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