So, I gave this Zenith undercoating / highlighting a try on my Corporation Dreadball team.
The Zenith technique is to undercoat a model in black and then from a high 45 degree angle spray with white to cover the upper area of a model.
This is meant to give instant highlight and shadow when a model is painted.
I messed up. A bit too heavy on the black and far too heavy on the white. Think it looks alright? Look closer.
But what to do with the ones that have been messed up?
A couple of people on the Miniature Addicts Anonymous Facebook group suggested trying original 'brown' Dettol to strip plastic models.
The next day is was brushed off with toothbrush under warm water.
Its gone! All that thick undercoat has gone!
The plastic seems to have been stained with the black undercoat but a close look lets you see there is no paint left and the detail are still sharp. (As sharp as DB detail gets anyway)
The rest of the team are now in soaking. I hope they come out as well.
If they do I can try again. But this time I will do a light coat of black from underneath and a light coat of white from a higher angle. Want to try and not overlap them too much to avoid paint build up.
If you have any plastic models that need stripping, I suggest giving this a go.
These pictures are a little bright but I have tried the Zenith undercoating again.
This time it was a much lighter and shorter spray from a higher angle and a little further away.
You may not be able to see that well above but the white to black effect has a nice transition.
Time to see if it affects the paint over the top!