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Weathering Powders

I've been getting back into painting and was looking into weathering powders, but was looking for any personal feedback on who I should purchase first. I usually do wargaming instead of static display models, so a sealant is a necessity there (even if it looks like it will take some of the texture and nuance out of it), but I'm still quite the new player when it comes to techniques more advanced than drybrushing.
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What kind of wargaming? Games Workshop? Warhammer 40K?
Citidael has tons of stuff to get messed up in for that hobby

https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US...el-Paint-Guide
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What kind of wargaming? Games Workshop? Warhammer 40K?
Citidael has tons of stuff to get messed up in for that hobby

https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US...el-Paint-Guide
Yeah, do love me some Warhammer, but Citadel products can be a bit pricey for what they are.
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Consider checking thru the "FineScale Modeler" website;
http://finescale.com/
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Try experimenting with pastel chalks. Just sand them down to a fine powder and use a brush to apply. Until you seal them down with light coats of clear, you can alter them as much as you like. They are good for getting into the crevices and wrinkles to highlight figures.
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Try experimenting with pastel chalks. Just sand them down to a fine powder and use a brush to apply. Until you seal them down with light coats of clear, you can alter them as much as you like. They are good for getting into the crevices and wrinkles to highlight figures.
I’ve been looking at some tutorials and they seem very promising, though I’ll need to bone up on my technique first. I’ve seen talk of the use of alcohol to act as a binder to hold the powder in place while minimizing the loss of definition they provide, for example.
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I’ve been looking at some tutorials and they seem very promising, though I’ll need to bone up on my technique first. I’ve seen talk of the use of alcohol to act as a binder to hold the powder in place while minimizing the loss of definition they provide, for example.
That is a similar method I used when I was doing furniture finishing work with the commercial grade powders that were in mostly wood tones from blonde to black. My binder was clear lacquer spray. Much of the time, it was painting in wood grain over a repair as well as matching the background color.

This is an extreme example of a table with a corner smashed and rebuilt using Bondo.

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I use the pigments from Secret Weapon.

http://www.secretweaponminiatures.co...index&cPath=37

Can't say that I'm a good painter, but they worked for what I needed in the past.
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http://www.secretweaponminiatures.co...index&cPath=37

Can't say that I'm a good painter, but they worked for what I needed in the past.
This is actually one of the two sources I was looking at. I'm holding off for now, but might return when I've got another bout of free time to experiment with them.
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This is actually one of the two sources I was looking at. I'm holding off for now, but might return when I've got another bout of free time to experiment with them.
Cool.
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We model railroaders generally use artist's pastels, plus a few special powders made specifically in colors like Grime, Oily Dirt and similar artistic hues.

They're very useful.
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