Re: Abteilung weathering.
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Mark/Dale, Com’n you two! You know me and even have my email. I highly respect both of you and you could have contacted me direct.
Dale, I’m not sure what person from the Guild provided you info, but I can assure you no one asked. When I’m asked, I normally divulge the information.
This “trade secrets” issue begins when I mentioned words like “barrier’s” and “washes”. Most who never paint, seem to glare as if I were speaking to them in another language. I can assure you, no “trade secrets” here. I’ve addressed this multiple times, but when I see them glaring, I advise them to read military modelers magazines on weathering so they can understand the lingo and concept. We hoped the video from brass trains would help, but I guess it wasn’t enough.
As in military weathering, Jerry and I, both use barriers between multiple weathering stages. Our barrier is the automotive lacquer (The reason for the lacquer base clear, is because it holds up to solvent washes and is not disturbed by the weaker thinner from the wash). We use it to protect the earlier weathering and produce a gradual buildup. However the barrier brand is irrelevant. I use DuPont and Jerry uses PPG. I will move to a new brand when my DuPont runs out.
For the wash, We both use scalecoat 1 thinner for thinning oils or enamels. We both used dio-sol thinner, but when it was no longer commercially available, we moved to scalecoat. Should scalecoat end, we’ll will find a different solvent to supplement it. The key to the solvent wash; it needs to evaporates quickly, not disturb the barrier, and thin our weathering colors.
The big difference between Jerry and I; I use testors enamel paints, and Jerry uses Abteilung oils for weathering colors. I’ve used the oils also, but prefer the enamels because they are available at any local hobby store. We both used Dio-Sol, but when that ran out we substituted it with scalecoat.
Keep in mind, Any strong barrier and quick evaporating wash will provide the tools needed to weather. This really is no trade secret, and very popular with the military modeling world. Hope this helps.
On May 18, 2019, at 3:29 AM, Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote: