Were To Get Good Weathering Powders?

chancellorman3344 May 28, 2015

  1. chancellorman3344

    chancellorman3344 TrainBoard Member

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    Since I don't have a local train store or, hobby store (man I gotta move) I was wondering if any of you know of a good place to get weathering powders? I wanna start to weather my freight cars but with no powders its useless. Also if any of you know a way to make homemade powders I would also be interested in learning how. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Try panpastel.com great product
     
  3. jargonlet

    jargonlet TrainBoard Member

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  4. Rocket Jones

    Rocket Jones TrainBoard Member

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    I use a 12-color set of Bragdon powders that I got from Hobbylinc.com. Very happy with them.
     
  5. Spookshow

    Spookshow TrainBoard Member

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  6. Ghengis Kong

    Ghengis Kong TrainBoard Member

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    I also use Bragdon. Very fine pigments that work great.
     
  7. John Moore

    John Moore TrainBoard Supporter

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    I also vote for Bragdon. One of the nice things is if one gets the weathering a bit too heavy in an area one just has to take a water dampened cotton tipped swab and remove some. Material seems to stay put well and unlike a painted type substance can be completely removed if needed with a little water and a soft brush. Between the Bragdon Powders and India Ink in alcohol I don't use much else.
     
  8. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    I bought a cheap set of artist chalks years ago and rub them on sandpaper to make my powdered dust. Cheap, readily available and effective.
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  9. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    That looks great, Jim and I did basically the same thing with chalks my dad used in an art class in college in the 1940s except I used an old X-acto blade to scrape the sticks into powder. I still have the buildings from the late sixties-early seventies I used them on.

    Doug
     
  10. rogergperkins

    rogergperkins TrainBoard Member

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    I found :pan Pastel weathering at Dick Blicks art supply and ordered them online. I purchase make up sponges elsewhere; these were much
    less expensive and just as effective as those sold for art uses.
    My experience with weathering has been limited to painted structures for my n-scale railroad. These do need a coat of clear flat to reserve the final finish, especially if the item
    will be handled versus simple placed on the layout and never moved.
     
  11. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have also gone with Pan pastels. I am still learning how to apply them. But, I like the effects they alow me to achieve. They are very fine pigments. I too, use cosmetic applicators.

    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  12. rogergperkins

    rogergperkins TrainBoard Member

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    Pan Pastel were the subject of a weathering article in one of the model railroad magazines; that is how I learned about them and decided to try them.
    I ordered 6 colors from Dick Blick.
     

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