Vallejo Smoke (70939) is a satin finish transparent paint/stain that is perfect for creating leather and woodgrain finishes, for shading golds and adding rusty shading to steel/iron colors, for weathering metals and dirtying up most colors. When thinned and applied as a wash, it provides a worn, weathered look to the paint underneath. Smoke is a viscous substance that looks a little like used motor oil. It’s full of gritty little flecks, so it requires a good shaking before use.
Black Leather: Same basic process as above except base coat leather areas with Vallejo German Camo Black Brown (70822), Shade shadows with Black, highlight with Burnt Umber (70941) or Mahogany Brown. Let dry. Apply Smoke using the repeated steps as above. This will unify the base coat, shadows and highlight and create a very realistic finish.
Light Woodgrain: Base coat with Vallejo Iraq Sand (70819) or any light tan color. Let dry. Apply repeated coats of thinned Smoke - you can "streak" the Smoke to create grain effects.
Dark Woodgrain: Similar to painting Brown leather and the perfect finish for rifle stocks, furniture and other dark colored woods. Base coat with Vallejo Mahogany Brown
Vallejo smoke is great for weathering metals and dirtying up most colors. When thinned and applied as a wash, it provides a worn, weathered look to the paint underneath.