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Tankrats Weathering Powders
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2009 - 04:42 PM UTC
Charles Reading takes a look at Tankrats Weathering Powders, a wide range of pigments available through Tankrats AFV Depot.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2009 - 05:06 PM UTC
I have two questions for you as I note you do not list any negatives:
1. The pigment appears very clumpy in the pictures, so do you need to do any prep work to rectify this?
2. Do you find the colour range available restrictive?

Thank you for the review.
CReading
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009 - 02:55 AM UTC
Darren,
In answer to your questions:


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1. The pigment appears very clumpy in the pictures, so do you need to do any prep work to rectify this?



I believe the clumping occurred because the pigments are very finely ground and adhere very well - they are sticking together . All it took was to touch them with a brush to have the "clumps" break up. I believe this is more of a 'appearance' thing in the photos than a problem.


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2. Do you find the colour range available restrictive?



I note the 21 colors listed on the TankRat website and that they are adding additional colors to the line. I think at this time that they offer a broad selection of colors to choose from and additional colors are forthcoming.

I didn't mark any 'lows' as the product worked as advertised, really adheres to surfaces well, doesn't require a 'fixative' overcoat and for the amount in the container, the cost is very reasonable.
Having used a wide variety of pigments/powders over the years I found these to be among the best I've come across.

Cheers,
Charles
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009 - 11:01 AM UTC
Thank you for that Charles.