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Weathering with Tamiya pastels

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  • Member since
    October 2008
  • From: Kennesaw, GA
Weathering with Tamiya pastels
Posted by nick63 on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:21 PM

I just ordered the pastels from Tamiya to weather under the fenders and the chassis of a 1950 Chevy Pick Up. I cannot find any information on You Tube or anywhere as to how to finish the project. Do you lightly spray on clear dull coat to make it stay in place ? Any reply would be helpful.  Thanks.

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:28 AM

Hello Nick. I can't offer any advice on using these weathering powders, but you might get more response if you post your question in the "Paint & Body Work" section of the forum, or even in the 'Builder's Corner" section. Also, probably not a good idea to put your personal email in a public forum. Cheers, and good luck.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

  • Member since
    October 2008
  • From: Kennesaw, GA
Posted by nick63 on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:39 PM

I have trouble posting in some of these forums. Last time I asked a question about how to achieve a weathered red paint on a truck, somebody said to let it set out in the sun a long time. I found a paint at Lowe's called Matte Fire Red on my own. Seems that will work. I am a serious fun model builder and have read Scale Auto for 20 years. So unless people can't answer the question, don't bother to reply. 

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:44 AM

nick63
Last time I asked a question about how to achieve a weathered red paint on a truck, somebody said to let it set out in the sun a long time.

Well Nick, that was me. It was a joke. Perhaps I should have used a smilie, but it was an absurd enough of a comment that in the context of the original question I assumed it would be seen as a joke. My apologies.

Even though I didn't have an answer for you, I responded to that post about weathering in the 'Feedback' section of the forum to politely let you know that you will get a better response if posted in the proper section. The same thing with this query about weathering in the 'Introduction' part of the forum. Few people will see it here. Sincerely, just trying to help. If people post in the wrong place, they get few responses and then get discouraged with the forum. I'm not trying to be forum police, just trying to help fellow modellers get the best experience they can from the forum.

However, regarding that former post, at least five forum members did indeed chime in with helpful advice on weathering. It may not have been workable for your project, but it was good advice just the same. Honestly, this is a friendly forum and members are just rising to the request for advice from a fellow modeller.

Good luck with your project, Nick. I hope you find the weathering advice you are looking for. But I will reiterate, if you post your question in the proper part of the forum, which in this case will be the 'Paint and Bodywork' section or the 'Builder's Corner' section, you will have more success. These sections are visited more often by forum members, and your query will get maximum exposure from those who have answers. However, if no one responds, don't get discouraged. Sometimes no one knows the answer.

Cheers
Trevor

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

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