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Discussions on specific A/C building techniques.
Weathering powders
United States
Joined: August 20, 2014
KitMaker: 4 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 05:59 AM UTC
Can anyone recommend weathering powder kits that stick better than others? I want to use them for simulating exhaust staining and gun residue on a 1/48th scale fw190 d9. Any direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,770 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 06:37 AM UTC
Hi Tom,

There are many of them. From personal experience I recommend LifeColor pigments, as well as BRAGDON ENTERPRISES Weather System.

AK Interactive and Wilder are highly acclaimed, too.

Good ol' fashioned artist chalk sanded to powder and brushed on is a classic stand-by, too.
California, United States
Joined: November 28, 2007
KitMaker: 816 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 07:24 PM UTC
I've had good luck with Mig pigments, and their Pigment Fixer locks 'em down.
United States
Joined: January 05, 2012
KitMaker: 160 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:15 AM UTC
I picked up some chalks from my local Hobby Lobby and used the 40% discount coupon. They come in pack of earth tone and gray colors. Just scrape off what you need. They should last me a lifetime.
North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
KitMaker: 4,688 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:26 AM UTC
Go with the Mig or AK,and their fixer,or any of the types made for modelers.The little pots last forever and they are ground finer.
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / España
Joined: July 04, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 01:21 AM UTC
Also a matt base helps a lot, whatever brand you use