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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 11:02 am
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Question: any thoughts on sealers for chalk...I have been priming the plastic surfaces with Krylon Matte Finish spray before 'chalking' letting it set for week before proceeding.  Have tried it for sealing...but it seems to absorb the subtle tones when dry.  Just pick up a can of Testors 'Dullcote, wonder if anyone has a method for sealing I should try.


Here is a Bachmann On30 car weathered with chalks and sealed with 'Krylon Matte Finish' spray.  Some of the more subtle tones have been absorbed.  

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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 11:44 am
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Seems to be one of the things that you have to live with.

Have you tried over doing the weathering to allow for the amount that you lose?

Nice job on the car BTW. I like the era that you are modeling.


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 Posted: Fri May 27th, 2011 01:06 pm
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Herb Kephart wrote: Seems to be one of the things that you have to live with.

Have you tried over doing the weathering to allow for the amount that you lose?

Nice job on the car BTW. I like the era that you are modeling.


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Hi Herb:

Thanks for the tip...weathering is a sensitive art form and it did take me a while to perfect my air brush technique (not sure that 'perfect' is the correct word).  Also I see that a lot of British, Australian and New Zelanders use 'Kleer' to prime plastic models and seal there work after painting.  I will document my next attempt and post it here for review.

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Guys,

The may 2011 download of Model railroad hobbyist has a very interesting article by Bill Beverly, regarding the use of watercolor pencils for weathering.

He says, that  soaking the tip of the pencils in windshield washer fluid for a few seconds, slightly softens the tip, giving you a tool that you can use as a paintbrush with the control of a pencil.

Once the color is applied you can fade it by brushing over the color with a clean brush whetted with the same WWF.

A very interesting idea which I intend to try out.

No fading problems with those I bet.

They have posted a video of him demonstrating the technique here.

http://blip.tv/model-railroad-hobbyist-magazine/may-2011-mrhmag-weathering-with-colored-pencils-5107157




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Hi Dave.

I went and purchased a 24 pencil pack of Derwent watercolour pencils.

Not the cheapest pencils available, but they do work well on any base substance.

Only fiddled around with them so far, will take me awhile to get the hang of them.

They give great control and can be removed or feathered with a damp cotton bud.

Thanks for the heads up.

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I also use water colour pencils for weathering - although I've been using the Caran-Dache type. I too have found them good and easy to use - both for subtle toning down, and heavier weathering in conjunction with paints.

Have a go!





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Great looking little locos Giles!

In the background I see what looks to be an equally well done layout--may we see more?


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I've just taken the liberty of posting some photos up on the o scale section, Herb. I'm very glad you like them!



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Google "The Loop" by gilesengineer

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Is there really a need to seal the chalks? I've applied chalk without sealer and it seemed to do alright, if some comes off it can be re-applied easy enough.

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