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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 06:26 pm
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You just need two of them... one clean, one dirty. :)



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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 07:06 pm
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Gets my vote! How soon can you send it?:)



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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 07:57 pm
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clive_t wrote: Gets my vote! How soon can you send it?:)

Considering the cost of the little buggers, how 'bout.... Never! You'll just have to deal with the one you've got. :P



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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 08:30 pm
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Clive-there may be a way to remove the weathering without messing with the paint. Depending on the type of acrylic paint (Floquil, etc), it may be possible to use that windshield washer fluid applied with a Q Tip to disolve some of the paint. Try it on a small area to see how it works. I know you didn't like chalks, but you didn't mention whose chalks. Bragdon makes fine chalk powders with dry adhesive which works great. Just my idea.
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 Posted: Sat Jun 25th, 2011 02:05 pm
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I tried looking for stockists of Bragdon's powders, and there doesn't seem to be anyone in the UK selling it. I think the last time I tried I used "Carr's Weathering Powders" - with not a huge amount of success, it must be said. I was told a little while ago that Testor's Dullcote had been banned from sale in the EU, over some safety issue or other. I've just found a site though that claims to be selling an EU-legal version of it now, so I might just try. If anyone on here knows anywhere in the UK where I can get hold of these Bragdon's powders, I'd appreciate you telling me.



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Clive-

PM our member "Rich"- he sells the powders, along with some very nice laser cut stuff, not in your scale, but very nice, non the less. If the details of payment-etc can be worked out, I think that you might be able to get them from him--He is a great guy.


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Clive - I think you can obtain Testors Dullcoat fom Paul Martin at EDM Models (NGTrains). When I couldn't find Bragdons Powders in the UK, I tried Langley Models powders, 12 quite decent colours for around £16 (a similar cost to Bragdons) and £2 postage. Not very tacky used as a dry powder but mixed with a little 70% IPA and "dry brushed" onto the surfaces, they produced a very good efect (to me anyway).

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A friend of mine used a sort of make-up powder from his wife. To avoid trouble, he used to buy his own box. He went to a (quite expensive) cosmetics store and ordered it. Instantly all the ladies starred at him, and to justify his need, he added: "I just need it for weathering..." :bg:

Back to the topic: The weathering is a little bit heavy, but I like it - especially the area cleaned by the wipers...

Michael

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Earlier this week i managed to get hold of some more Carr's weathering powders. If I get a chance I will give them another try. In the meantime, can anyone point me at any online resources for techniques for using weathering powders generally?

Thanks for all responses by the way.



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