Weathering paint: Dried standard heavy mud
1 fl oz / 30 ml
A classic, typically dark earthy-brown color. Like the light shade, this product is very versatile and will fit into a wide variety of settings. The range of applications is huge; mixing with sand and “Pigment Cement” to the desired consistency, from thick mud for tracks to splashes of paint on the body. Painting the grounds. Sponge application. Spraying from a brush. Color modulation of a different shade of mud and soil. Dust painting on undercarriages, wheels, behind tracks. Remember that you can achieve a wet effect by painting it with a glossy clear coat or a product from the “Wet effects” series.
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This product has almost none, slightly acrylic smell.
“Weathering Paints” is an innovative product that is a game-changer for realistic effects on reduction models. Like a liquid pigment, you can use them in an airbrush and therefore make it easy to dust the model in the intended direction. The paint is ultra matte when dry and fully cured. When working with an airbrush, you can gradate the effect, e.g., transparent from the top and thick towards the bottom; even a heavily flooded element looks good after drying! The paints are odorless and based on our Acrylic Doctor, so they do not tend to clog the airbrush. They do not require dilution. But airbrushing is just one of many options. Examples of applications include;
- Using a paintbrush, the paint accumulates on the surface in hollows and details like natural mud, dust, or rust spots. There are many options: tapping, splashing with a brush or painting precise abrasions and streaks.
- Sponge technique: random chips are perfect for rust and chipping colors, but they create interesting effects also with dust colors as an imitation of splashes and muddy marks.
- The technique of “shooting” air from an airbrush into a brush. Moist your old brush in our paint, and let your imagination run wild by splashing it on the model with aero blows. This is an excellent and straightforward technique that imitates splashes of mud and dust on the bottom of vehicles!
- In diorama painting, well shaded and color-modulated terrain, like in the case of the plastic model, looks much more attractive than the monotone one-color. Use Weathered Paints with an airbrush to colorize terrain made of earth pastes or Modellers World sands. You can also add sand directly to the paint to make realistic mud.
|Dimensions||3,5 × 3,5 × 11 cm|
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To give you an even better idea of how to work with our Weathering Paints, we’ve put together some videos from Youtube;
Exhousts with the Smoke and Rust colors;
Moment of the Light Mud color used on tracks;
…and dustig hull
Asphalt street dirt with the brush on the tank;
Rusty washing the gun;
Coloring sand with Weathering Paint;
I do not have an airbrush, is this product useful for me?
To achieve exciting and subtle dusting effects, you will need an airbrush. For subtle dusting effects, in case you don’t have one, opt for something from the range of traditional pigments. However, this is still a great product for diorama or military modelers. This product is lovely for terrain painting and has plenty of sponge or brush usage. When dry, it is ultra-matte and does not require any additional fixation. You can make splashes and splatters with a brush and toothpick. Rusty colors do not need an airbrush at all. You can create awesome effects only with the sponge technique.
How do you use these paints, can you give some tips?
Tips for airbrush use:
Paint prepared for use without dilution. There is a steel ball in the bottle; shake up and down until all the pigment from the bottom is dissolved into the paint. If the pipette does not dispense a drop, it may have been plugged by pigment; pierce the hole with a thin wire. Close the cap and shake again for a few seconds. The model should already be prefinished after wash and other procedures like varnishing. Weathering Paints do not have to be covered with any varnish; it is not necessary.
Light dusting, transparent effect: We recommend a pressure of around 1 bar (15 PSI) for a standard 0.3 nozzle. Apply the product in thin layers, drying with an air dryer until you are satisfied with the coverage. For a realistic dust gradient, finish each layer slightly lower.
Heavy dusting, accumulated dirt: You can increase the pressure to around 1.5 – 1.8 bar (22 – 25 PSI). In this case, you can hold the spray even while heavily flooding the painted part. While drying, the pigment will settle realistically. Use a blow dryer to speed up the work, but be careful not to splash the paint unless that is your desired effect. (Hint; an interesting effect around the wheel arches can be achieved by laying down a thick wet layer of Weathering Paint and then blowing it with airbrush air, creating streaks and splashes of paint on the surface).
For a realistic dust gradient, finish each layer slightly lower.
After work, pre-wash the airbrush with hot water, then clean with “Airb-care cleaner.”
Tips for using with brushes or sponge:
Choose rather old brushes dedicated only for weathering. The more frayed the brush, the better. Do not make strokes; tap the brush against the surface for a more natural effect. Weathering Paints can be thickened with Modellers World sand, for example, to make mud. You can add Pigment Cement glue to this. You can also modulate applied mud when dry on your model or diorama by painting successive layers of Weathering Paints with an airbrush, gently changing the shade of the paint. For example, if you were making mud from “Weathering paint: Dried standard heavy mud,” add a few drops of “Light mud…” or “Sandy dust” to that color and repaint the areas you want to lighten. You will get an artistic effect, which is impossible to get with ready-made pastes. In the end, if you’re going to get the result of wet mud, spray a glossy varnish on it. With these methods, you have an endless array of possibilities with just a few products!
Cleaning the brushes:
Wash in warm water, then with “Brush care shampoo.” If you forgot to do this right away and paint dried, soak the brush in hot water with “Airb-care cleaner” for a few hours.
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