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Dudley



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:54 am    Post subject: Weathering powders Reply with quote

Concrete dye is available in many base colours at very reasonable cost and could be used as a weathering powder. Probably best done outside or in a workshop as it may be messy.
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ruedetropal



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Location: Accrington, Lancashire

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

all paint and dyes are messy!

I find that as long as surface is properly primes(matt grey), then any water based paint will work well. Does mean repainting initially, but then maybe we should start with unliveried models.
Even with nicely finished r2r models, it is possible to wash some matt grey into cracks then apply other dirty colours.

The gunge left over from washing brushes, is also very good for mucky weathering. Main downside is the smell, as old paint gets smelly!
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