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saltydog

weathering pastels

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Yeah, I usually use a dull coat before I apply them (they don't stick very well at all to a gloss coat) and then either add a very thin dull coat after that or just leave them as is.

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Unfortunately the very nature of pastel weathering precludes them from being safely sealed. Try future or a similarly strong sealer over pastels on a scrap piece and you'll know aht I mean.

A mist of dull coat helps, but if it's more than a mist it will alter the appearance of the pastels.

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hi Ive started using mig pigments & tamiya's weathering sets, found em much better then pastels but you need to apply them on a matt finish to get good adhesion.

andy.

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well, i got these pastels from the LHS and shelved them without trying them. i'm working on a real "dirty" aircraft and thought i'd try them. i applied my camo scheme and did a little airbrush weathering bit it really slow. i broke out the pastels and started playing around and quickly became impressed with the look. now however, i have to apply the decals and such and am afraid the pastels will disappear under the future, then dull cote. i'm gonna go for it anyway and if i have to redo some of the weathering so be it. thanks for the advice guys. later.

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Just as a tip, you're usually better off to add the decals and then dullcoat before you add the pastels. It just make the process a lot easier. It also allows you to weather over the decals and blend them into the model a bit easier.

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