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Monroe Models Weathering Washes
« on: September 29, 2019, 09:39:36 AM »
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Anyone using these to weather your engines or rolling stock?

I cannot seem to find a hobby shop that sells them. Saw them demonstrated at the MARPM meet and wanted to add them to the arsenal, especially the Quick Age. Monroe Models sells them on their website, but paying $7 for a bottle and then $13 for shipping seems a bit extreme to me.

http://www.monroemodels.us/2019Washes.pdf
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Re: Monroe Models Weathering Washes
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2019, 10:34:54 AM »
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I believe these are the former weathering products by AIM that Monroe purchased a few years ago but are now renaming them.

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Re: Monroe Models Weathering Washes
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 11:37:49 AM »
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Since they're just weathering powders suspended in alcohol, you can make your own.  I used Doc O'Brien's Weathering Powders and chalk dust to make some rusty washes.  For rust, the haze reaction between the alcohol in the wash and Dullcote is actually desirable. 

The Placerville warehouse was weathered this way:

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Re: Monroe Models Weathering Washes
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 12:57:10 PM »
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  I sued Doc O'Brien;s Weathering Powders ...

Wait, a meteorologist sued a doctor? I must have my Dave's mixed up.  :D

Still searching for a hobby shop or vendor that sells them, but doesn't charge $13 for shipping.
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Re: Monroe Models Weathering Washes
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019, 01:02:53 PM »
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I usually don't go for this sort of thing, since it's easy enough (and a lot cheaper) to make your own, from either pigment powders or various kinds of artist's tube paints.

Be careful about using alcohol over Dullcoted surfaces.

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Re: Monroe Models Weathering Washes
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2019, 01:07:50 PM »
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Wait, a meteorologist sued a doctor? I must have my Dave's mixed up.  :D

Still searching for a hobby shop or vendor that sells them, but doesn't charge $13 for shipping.

Ah, momentary dyslexia.  LOL.  Fixed.
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Re: Monroe Models Weathering Washes
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2019, 01:10:02 PM »
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I usually don't go for this sort of thing, since it's easy enough (and a lot cheaper) to make your own, from either pigment powders or various kinds of artist's tube paints.

Be careful about using alcohol over Dullcoted surfaces.

Ed

Ed, if you're wanting rust, I actually recommend using the two in combination for that very haze effect.  I picked up the trick from MR's David Popp.

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Re: Monroe Models Weathering Washes
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2019, 10:47:02 PM »
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Be careful about using alcohol over Dullcoted surfaces.

Ed

If you don't want to use alcohol, methylated spirits does the trick as well.

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Re: Monroe Models Weathering Washes
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2019, 08:56:36 AM »
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If you don't want to use alcohol, methylated spirits does the trick as well.

Jane

Well not really. Methylated spirits is denatured alcohol. Did you perhaps mean mineral spirits aka paint thinner?