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Weathering with PanPastels
« on: May 17, 2018, 01:58:35 PM »
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Since @Mark5 asked about them. Here's the info.

I'm using:
https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/panpastel-30701-7-colors-weathering-kit-rust-and-earth-mix/ and https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/panpastel-30702-7-colors-weathering-kit-greys-grime-and-soot-mix/

I use a small brush, get some from the color I want, and just brush it on. Generally it leaves the effect of a wash of color. I'm going to seal them with dullcote too, when it stops raining.

Here's a photo. It's not the best work, but it illustrates



What I really like about them is that I can easily keep them all on my desk for use during downtime or calls that need 1/10 of my attention. They're a lot better in that regard than paint that requires brush cleaning.

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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 04:01:28 PM »
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In progress pic.

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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 04:04:34 PM »
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Some more results.

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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 04:28:37 PM »
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That yellow doored Conrail car illustrates perfectly to me why I don't think this method alone is the way I'd go.  IMO.
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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 04:57:27 PM »
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Since these seem to be related to makeup (oily powerered pigment)< how do this stand up to handling?
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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 09:25:47 PM »
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Thanks Ed,

Saw the makeup kits in the store, and was wondering how follks were deploying them. :D

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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 09:50:06 PM »
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Since these seem to be related to makeup (oily powerered pigment)< how do this stand up to handling?

Mine have been great no issues with handling after the fact.
Though I will recommend you clean the car first cause they will pick up finger prints.
I also wear gloves when weathering with these to avoid the finger prints.
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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 10:56:37 PM »
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Mine have been great no issues with handling after the fact.
Though I will recommend you clean the car first cause they will pick up finger prints.
I also wear gloves when weathering with these to avoid the finger prints.

By "handling" I meant the weathered car being handled during an operating session by the operators. Sometimes cars have to be re-railed or otherwise handled during the session. No gloves.  We are talking about a working model, not a model which will spend its life in a display case.
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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 05:40:19 AM »
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Mine have been great no issues with handling after the fact.e.g. after weathering

I understood your question.
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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 09:07:14 AM »
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I’ve weathered several cars and engines with PanPastels. I stightly overweather, then remove the excess with a scrap of T-Shirt. What remains after the buffing isn’t affected by handling. Some cars I will seal the PP in with a clear coat, but most hit the layout as is. After multiple ops sessions, no change in appearance.
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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2018, 09:28:00 AM »
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That yellow doored Conrail car illustrates perfectly to me why I don't think this method alone is the way I'd go.  IMO.

@wazzou in from Ed's FB post only the tanker and covered hopper were weathered using PanPastels.

@Ed Kapuscinski thanks for the in process photo- whht do you then use to spread, blend, smooth,  the stuff around?

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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2018, 11:06:36 AM »
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@wazzou in from Ed's FB post only the tanker and covered hopper were weathered using PanPastels.

@Ed Kapuscinski thanks for the in process photo- whht do you then use to spread, blend, smooth,  the stuff around?

A #6 brush.


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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2018, 04:49:24 PM »
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Watch some of Mike's videos.  He doesn't use Pan Pastels exclusively but he uses them a lot.  The video's have good technique info.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/wwmc203b

The video's aren't free but I bought a few of them.
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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2018, 10:33:43 AM »
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MOAR.



I love how I can do this while in meetings.

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Re: Weathering with PanPastels
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2018, 11:10:42 AM »
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I really like the subtle effect on the hoppers. This seems like a really good way to get weathering on concrete service hoppers.

Did you have to do much blending after the intial application?