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Anti slip technique, idea
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:23 PM UTC
Somewhere in Armorama is a tutorial on using Mr Surfacer sprayed through an airbrush to achieve the effect. Based on the photos in the tutorial, it seems to produce very nice results.

varanusk
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 07:48 PM UTC
there are also dedicated products like this:
http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=23855&mode=thread&order=0
Recon
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 07:36 PM UTC
Use embossing powder and future. The best I have seen for anti slip on tanks.

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 03:27 PM UTC
mix light sand in the paint ?
Panther64
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 08:15 AM UTC
That works great for the 35th scale stuff. I used Future floor wax and baking soda to get the non-skid surface on my 72nd scale Merkava III with mine roller. It looks the part of the rough non-skid surface on Israeli armor. I bet it would be great for the strip non-skid tape on some tanks too. I tried masking a strip with Tamiya Tape and it worked fine. A friend of mine who does aircraft started doing his walkways this way and he loves it.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 01:58 PM UTC
I used sandpaper for one of my Paladins, as the real thing uses stick on panels of anti-slip, as opposed to the traditional painted on method. I'll see if I can find existing pics. If not, I'll take a few.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 01:52 PM UTC
anyone ever thought of using sand paper?
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 08:45 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Fine grain sand from scenery companies works in the same way.



Also natural sand works unless is fine enough.

Anyway, Sandro ingenious method, many thanks for sharing
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 08:43 AM UTC
some interesting ideas here.

i've been testing using testors liquid cement on the styrene to soft it and then pushing a bristle brush into the wet area to texture it. worked well and made some fine scaled texturing.

the problem with some of the methods i've seen is they are out of scale and it's hard to pull this off effectively. look forward to more suggestions. cheers, bd.
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 07:13 AM UTC
Fine grain sand from scenery companies works in the same way.
Spiderfrommars
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 07:10 AM UTC
You can also use nail glitter podwer
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 07:08 AM UTC
Hi
using the Tamiya's "diorama texture paint" Grit effect (light sand) works very well and is so easy to apply!!!
Try it on a plastic sheet.
SH
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 07:04 AM UTC
I've tried the following method with my Stryker Mev: I applied water-thinned tamiya paint to the surfaces, that need the anti-slip-coating. the next is a layer of badger aluminum oxid abrasive. After drying all was fixed with a very, very thin cement, like tamiya extra thin. Chinchilla dust bath is too rough for american or german armor. You can only use it for israely tanks.


Michael
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 06:25 AM UTC
Interesting idea Sandro TaIking about animal-related stuff, I remember reading somewhere that the dusting powder found in chichilla dust bath could be used in the same way :



Frenchy
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 06:08 AM UTC
Hi, since I had to make the anti slip on my Tamiya Abrams, I tried many techniques, but I wasn't satisfied. Since I don't have any texture spray like the warhammer or teracotta ones, I had to invent something new.

So here's what I did. I opened 2 eggs, peeled off the shell, and let it dry for 2 days. Than I mill it with a coffee miller, than I use a sieve to separate the bigger pcs from the "dust", and I received really tiny grains that can be used to simulate anti slip compound.

I sprayed some tamiya primer on the model, and when it's still wet put some grains on it, dust off the excess and put on another coat of primer. If the texture is too rough you can sand some off, do some motion movement with the finger, or brush it with an old sturdy brush.

Here's the result: