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    • February 10, 2019 1:30 PM EST
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      John Passaro said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Get yourself a fan brush. ....

        Somebody's been watching too much Bob Ross!

       

      Well I have used fan brushes before I watched Bob Ross, but I have been watching a lot of Bob Ross and that man does love his fan brushes.

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    • February 10, 2019 1:33 PM EST
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      Thanks, Devon.  I din't use a fan brush just a stiff artists brush.  Getting the powder on was relatively straight forward, the problem came when I tried to spray it with a clear coat.  I knew I had to spray it thin so I kept the trucks 12-15 inches away and when the clear coat hit the powder they just dissolved and disappeared.  So I kept adding powder and using thinner coats and finally got it built up.  I like this technique, but it is going to take a lot of practice.  It really looks easy when you and others do it, but so did differential equations, and both are much harder when doing it on your own.  I'll upload some photos in a few minutes and get some feedback.

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    • February 10, 2019 1:38 PM EST
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      John Passaro said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Get yourself a fan brush. ....

        Somebody's been watching too much Bob Ross!

       

      John, I have actually been to one of his classes, obviously not taught by him but his techniques.   Not sure I would qualify as an artist even with help, what do ya think?

       

       

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    • February 10, 2019 1:38 PM EST
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      If you want to build them up I go the other way around. Spray the matte clear first then dust on the chalk. But I also don't clear coat my chalks usually. They are the last thing to go on and are dusted in nd it usually holds fine if your surface has even a little tooth to it.

       

      Clears seem to darken the weathering to me and make it look wet.

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at February 10, 2019 1:38 PM EST
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    • February 10, 2019 1:58 PM EST
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      Devon, all these have a very thin (mist) clear coat.  Took several iterations of powder, clear coat, rinse, repeat.  Here are the trucks.  They may need a little more, not sure, and I'm using the darkest powder I have.

       

       

      They look much better, but not really what I was shooting for.  Now the barrels turned out much better.  I did one heavy and the other light. 

       

       

      One difference between the barrels and the trucks is the trucks have been painted and the barrels are raw PLA filament which has more tooth to hold the powder.  Here is a jack i also weathered, it has been painted also.

       

       

      All comments, criticisms and suggestions welcomed and appreciated.

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    • February 10, 2019 2:12 PM EST
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      Being a fan of the umbers and the siennas, I'd paint for color and dust for  texture.

      Better start over!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • February 10, 2019 2:17 PM EST
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      I used both burnt and raw umber and burnt sienna. And then make my own powders from artists chalks. 

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    • February 10, 2019 2:17 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Dont start over. 

      You are no fun!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • February 10, 2019 2:19 PM EST
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      But now in have powdered dirt in my inventory and once I used powdered sage spice. I have thought about using powdered cayenne pepper also but havent got around to it. Paprika would make a nice red rust powder. Think outside the box. 

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    • February 10, 2019 2:30 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Dont start over. 

      Too late, its in the bottom of the lake now   I can follow simple instructions 

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    • February 10, 2019 2:45 PM EST
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      These are the powders that I have on hand.

       

       

      The trucks were painted with burnt umber and just a tad of red mixed in.  Was trying to get to an iron oxide color and went to far, I guess.  

       

      Ok, I got to get to work.  I have less than 12 hours to get a new model built thanks to you 2 knuckleheads  

       

      All joking aside, thanks for the input.  This why I enjoy this challenge so much, when I need help all I have to do is ask.  I'll keep practicing. I have another set of trucks, different style, that have not been painted yet and I think I will try using the powders on the raw filament with a fan brush as suggested and see how that comes out.  Won't be for the Challenge, just for practice and feedback.

       

      EDIT: BTW: do you have any suggestions for different powders or chalk? Brand, colors, etc?  Thanks.

      EDIT 2nd Round:  My grammar sucks!!

      This post was edited by Dan Hilyer at February 10, 2019 4:10 PM EST
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    • February 10, 2019 4:32 PM EST
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      Needs more orange, less red.Even some yellow oranges, happy oranges.....

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • February 10, 2019 6:23 PM EST
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      I use Master's Touch artist drawing pastels. Earth tone 12 color pack from Hobby Lobby. Use an exacto knife to scrap it into dust. Bought little plastic jars with snap on lids to hold the powder. Make sure you buy chalk and not oil pastels. Although I think oil pastels would have their uses so well. Just wont make powder. 

       

      These

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at February 10, 2019 6:36 PM EST
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    • February 10, 2019 6:38 PM EST
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      Thanks John and Devon.  Devon, for 6 bucks, I'll try anything once .  I'll pick some up tomorrow.

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    • February 10, 2019 7:28 PM EST
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      These are what I store the powder in. Can get them at hobby lobby also. I believe you can find the same things at a Micheal's just as easy

       

       

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    • February 10, 2019 8:34 PM EST
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      Nice job Dan!! Can’t wait to see the finished caboose

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    • February 10, 2019 8:38 PM EST
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      Oh and I have done a Bob Ross painting I did too, I should take a picture of it, and my fan brushes! Love Bob Ross

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    • February 10, 2019 8:55 PM EST
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      Pete Lassen said:

      Oh and I have done a Bob Ross painting I did too, I should take a picture of it, and my fan brushes! Love Bob Ross

      And post it here, Pete 

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