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ednadolski

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Has anyone tried the Jim Six Q-tip weathering technique?
« on: November 24, 2007, 10:53:12 AM »
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I saw the Jim Six "Q-Tip Weathering" technique in a not-too-old MR but I don't know of too many folks who actually employ this.  So I was wondering if anyone has tried this, and what kind of results did you see?   Is is mainly suited to steam/transition era models?  Does it scale down OK to N scale?

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Ed

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Re: Has anyone tried the Jim Six Q-tip weathering technique?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007, 06:38:52 PM »
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I dson't recall seeing the article in MR, but I do most of my weathering with Q-tips and chalk or weathering powders, even women's eyeshadow at times.  :o

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Re: Has anyone tried the Jim Six Q-tip weathering technique?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007, 09:27:01 PM »
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What is the Jim Six weathering technique? Do tell. :D

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Re: Has anyone tried the Jim Six Q-tip weathering technique?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007, 10:47:54 AM »
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I'll look up the MR and report back in more detail.   But here is the basic technique as I recall offhand:

Airbrush part of the model with ModelFlex Rail Brown, and as it starts to dry wipe off most of the paint with a Q-Tip dipped in Badger Airbrush cleaner, using downward vertical strokes.   The remaining paint accumulates around rivets/seams and looks like rain-washed grime. According to the author, you should work on a small part of the model at a time, so that the paint doesn't get too dry & become too hard to work.

The author does HO but I was wondering if this would scale to N reasonably well.   Seems you'd have to be careful to avoid overdoing the airbrush cleaner, lest the underlying pain become damaged.


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Re: Has anyone tried the Jim Six Q-tip weathering technique?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007, 11:15:49 AM »
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i would think the paint damage would be a good thing .. free weathering

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Re: Has anyone tried the Jim Six Q-tip weathering technique?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2007, 09:05:15 PM »
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Airbrush part of the model with ModelFlex Rail Brown, and as it starts to dry wipe off most of the paint with a Q-Tip dipped in Badger Airbrush cleaner, using downward vertical strokes.   The remaining paint accumulates around rivets/seams and looks like rain-washed grime. According to the author, you should work on a small part of the model at a time, so that the paint doesn't get too dry & become too hard to work.

I'm a bit late jumping into this one, but I really don't see how this is much different from just applying a wash to your model...this technique just uses an airbrush to deliver the paint instead of having it mixed in with the solvent already...
Sean