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Doc O'Brien's weathering powders. Opinions?

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Doc O'Brien's weathering powders. Opinions?
Posted by cats think well of me on Wednesday, March 02, 2011 10:47 PM

Hi all,

I see that there are many different weathering powders out there and I'm drawn to the Doc O'Brien's weathering powders available through Micro-Mark. Anyone use these? If so, how'd you like them?

TIA

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Posted by CWMRRC on Thursday, March 03, 2011 7:06 PM

Well I think they work and look just like any other weathering powders.

So you should just try out the dirrent ones in tell you find one you like.Big Smile

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Posted by CWMRRC on Thursday, March 03, 2011 7:07 PM

Sorry guys I mean diffrent.

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Posted by rockislandnut on Thursday, March 03, 2011 9:34 PM

I've used Micro-Mark "Doc O'Brien's" weathering powders for probably 4 years now for rolling stock & buildings.

I like them, but to be honest I've never used another brand of weathering powders.

Just don't clear spray after your done weathering as it may all come off. Well maybe if you spray very lightly?

Good luck. Yes

Wadda ya mean I'm old ? Just because I remember gasoline at 9 cents a gallon and those big coal burning steamers.

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Posted by Forty Niner on Friday, March 04, 2011 3:33 AM

Check out the "make up" counter at your local Wal-Mart, ladies make up comes in a rainbow of colors and works vey well, plus it's cheap and readily available.

Mark

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Posted by cacole on Friday, March 04, 2011 9:12 AM

I have one of these Doc O'Brien's weathering chalk sets.  Other than the colors available, there's really no difference between it and any other brand of weathering chalk.

After using any brand of weathering chalk, a light overspray with a clear, dullcoat product is advisable so you don't smear or leave fingerprints on the model.  I use a spray can of clear coat I found in the craft area at Wal-mart.

 

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Posted by joe323 on Friday, March 04, 2011 12:54 PM

it does help that my wife is a Mary Kay Consultant.  I inherited a bunch of Ladies Make up (Discontinued or expired) that i use sometimes.

Joe

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Posted by ALX on Friday, March 04, 2011 1:58 PM

It was difficult enough to shop for hobby supplies at JoAnn fabrics (fence material), now I have to include the cosmetics counter?  Embarrassed

"Honey?  Can you buy me some rust colored eye shadow?"

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