After base painting the 1/72 Zvezda greek warriors, I whipped out my reference materials and the ingredients for my magic wash -- my illustration acrylic inks from Magic Color and Pledge Wipe & Shine Floor Polish aka Future Floor Polish!
My favorite shades from Magic Color are Golden Sand and Earth Brown. I'm an illustrator and I've always liked experimenting with my art materials on scale models and figures. I've discovered that these acrylic inks, combined with the Pledge Wipe & Shine make excellent scale model washes due to their viscosity, ease of application, mixability, vibrance and flexibility. Flexibility is very imortant, especially for these soft plastic figures. Modellers have complained about having paint chipping off from finished figures. This is because of the plastic's pliability, making the inflexible paint detach from surfaces that "move." By having the innate flexilbity of acrylics and combined with the covering properties of the Pledge product wrapped around the soft figure and acting as a skin, the colors painted on "moves" with the plastic, hence preventing chipping.
One thing I forgot though was to use a different colored ink for the blue base-painted items. Brown washes on blue looks... er... dirty.
After the washes dry, I'm going over each figure again with more acrylic paint, this time more cleanly and with more attention to detail. More soon!