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.
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.
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.
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.