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02-26-2006, 11:53
All you paint experts out there, I don't know if this is the place to ask but, can anybody tell me how to thin out Testors acrylics and enamels for weathering purposes besides certain types of paint thinner???? I know this is probably a whacked out :confused: question, but I have no access to thinner right now! Much appreciated and thanx for future info!!!

02-26-2006, 12:22
Testors acrylics can be thinned with water. Start with a 2:1 water to paint ratio for a wash. Try and put it on as thinly and evenly as possible. Let it dry completely before re-applying.

02-26-2006, 12:36
Thanx, and much appreciated for the quick response Sawgunner!!! This is exactly the info I was after. Was it your technique with the powdered graphite? I'm definitely going to try that one too!!! THANX again!!!

02-26-2006, 14:30
You're welcome. Yes, I use the powdered graphite on weapons weathering. It gives that "blue steel" appearance.

Lightning Sword
02-26-2006, 16:32
Remember when using powdered graphite, to rub, rub, rub to get that mettallic shine.

Sir Eaton Flipflop
03-08-2006, 01:09
Where do you find powdered graphite? Is it derrived from pencil lead?

03-08-2006, 02:56
yep - thats the easiest source. Get a pencil - usually a soft one - 2b or similar, and a small sheet of sandpaper. Rub like hell for a while and then reap the rewards of your efforts.

03-08-2006, 08:02
um not really......The finely ground powdered graphite I use comes in a nice squeeze bottle...from:

Kat Cole
03-31-2006, 16:19

Does the powder stay on? Or you seal it?

Thanks for the info!!!!

Kat Cole

Darth Ayreon
03-31-2006, 16:50
u can use water in your paint to get a weathered look?? good trick, u put it in the acrylic or enamel??

03-31-2006, 18:21
Water in acrylics...........mineral spirits for enamels. The graphite will stay on. Just rub in real good.

Kat Cole
03-31-2006, 18:30
Thanks Sawgunner! Hey check-out this site for metal weapons. I buy them unpainted.

Kat Cole

Darth Ayreon
04-27-2006, 19:26
so do u paint the wateres ayrcrilic over a good coat of the same paint to get the weatherd look?

04-27-2006, 21:09
You can thin down acrylics with water and use them as a wash. Depending on what type of weathering you are looking for will dictate the color you use.

05-21-2006, 14:00
Kat Cole - Hey, thanks for the link. Awesome! Just found a few items for a Lone Ranger & Tanto kitbash I've been wanting to do for a while. Know where I could get me a pair of horses? One white (Silver) one brown (Scout)?