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Metal Powder
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 01:24 AM UTC
Model manufacturers tend to ignore anti-slip coating on their modern vehicle offerings and inventive modelers had to devise different techniques to replicate those in scale... This review provides a description of a product from Pro Art Models which could help in recreating realistic anti-slip surfaces.



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bill_c
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 03:24 AM UTC
Good review. I have tried a number of materials with no particular satisfaction, so I'm curious about this solution.
PantherF
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 03:53 AM UTC
So to "apply" you just drop some on the masked off area and shake the excess off?




Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:21 PM UTC
Yes, "sprinkle" the powder onto the area and after couple of minutes shake the excess off. Of course, practicing on some scrap models would be wise.

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:21 PM UTC
Mario, what is the practical difference between this solution and using fine sand sprinkled on (white) glue?
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:23 PM UTC
I read somewhere that chinchillas has a powder that they dust themselves in , and is available in pet stores , it works to simulate the anti skid coatings . Drawback is it comes in a big container .
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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 02:53 AM UTC
Just use Tamiya Diorama Texture Paint "Grit Effect", I use the Light Sand color and after it's dry, I paint my model as usual.
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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:01 AM UTC

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Mario, what is the practical difference between this solution and using fine sand sprinkled on (white) glue?


Well to start with, sand doesn't come with a warning saying that it reacts strongly with water releasing noxious fumes...
bill_c
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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:24 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Well to start with, sand doesn't come with a warning saying that it reacts strongly with water releasing noxious fumes...


Are we talking chinchillas here?
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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:39 PM UTC
Great review, thank you!

I like the results you're getting with this product, very realistic.


Cheers,

Christophe