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Regtl. Staff Shiloh 2020
- Mar 22, 2009
- Collierville, TN
Yes. I was worried that I violated the Rule about non-CW figures but I was only trying to show a close-up of the results I obtain from using set of rust application paints. Of course, you don't have a lot of rusty steel in Civil War equipment as you would in steel tanks and cannons of WW2.Mr. Cole,
I don't know If I've ever seen you post in this forum before. If you have, then my apologies for not recognizing that. If you just recently found us, then welcome aboard. It sounds like you have some experience and I would love to see some of the things you've done. If it's Civil War related put them in this section, but if they are not CW related, please put them in the non-CW section. That's about the only rule we have here.
No- - I'm not new here. I just not posting a lot because I am not actively modeling and painting. I have posted some photos of the 1/6 Scale Williams Gun cannon that I scratch-built out of plastic. I used a kit that can be found at many battlefield shops for my wheels. I was looking to see if I posted any photos of my weathering techniques on CWTalk but I can't seem to find any.
This link shows a "page" from a forum where I show the wheel and the cannon with basecoat. I weathered both with dry media and some mixed shades.
I also posted photos of several figures that I own ---some that I painted---in the first 3 pages of the forum on Non-Civil War Figures.
After applying the basecoat to my Carriage, I bought some Vallejo pigments. This photo(below) show results using this. Note I also have Pigment Fixer. That is what I can't seem to get to work.
I dust one a coat of grim and dust but when I apply the wet Fixer, it washes most of it away. Most people tell me either to keep repeating the steps over and over or just dust it on and don't move the model at all. I think the results you see in this photo was attained just by wetting the dry pigments and "painting" it on. Dont' worry---the final product doesn't look so splotchy as it does in this image.
I would like some instructions but it is hard to understand and I need to sit with someone for 5 minutes and watch it done.