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Margin Makers - Weathering and Finishing

By Tim Kidwell
Published: May 13, 2011
Only a few years ago, modelers in all genres were using all sorts of techniques to finish their builds. Terms like filters and pigments seemed arcane, only to be understood by the modeling elite.

Modelers began mixing mediums: acrylics and enamels and oil paints; the avant garde used pastels. Modelers asked what should they use and how should they use it? If you weren't a modeler who enjoyed experimenting, it was easy to be scared away.

Luckily, companies understood that many modelers weren't comfortable with mixing their own witch's brew to create fuel stains or taking three different colors of powdered pastels to create the perfect hue for mud in Russia circa 1941.

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