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My son just sent me some new toys – they are called Weathering Powders and are sold by numerous paint/miniature stores.
Weathering powders are exactly that – a powder that you can dust into your texture. I used regular rubbing alcohol (they use White Spirits we call it Turpentine) and it worked great – it melted the powder and I was then able to brush it/rub it to create a realistic look.
Search for Weathering Powders on these two websites (Amazon of course as well)
Forge World: https://www.forgeworld.co.uk
Secret Weapon: http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com
Oh my, just got an email from Citadel – 11 new technicals are coming! They are available for preorder right now.
My son gave me a new Citadel paint called Retributors Amour. It’s a rich gold paint on the darker side, so not a shiny new gold. It’s like liquid bullion, it’s gorgeous!
NOTE: for the entire Surface Treatments handout, click here:Surface treatments
The modeling paints I use can be purchased from a Gaming store (call ahead and ask if they carry Citadel paints) or directly from Games Workshop
In the Search box, type in one of these: Shade, Texture, Technical, click on one of the titles listed in the dropdown list and this will bring you to the page showing all the colors available.
I use selections from Shades, Technicals and Textures. MANY OF THE OTHER CITADEL PAINTS MAY WORK WITH POLYMER CLAY, BUT I DON’T GUARANTEE THAT THEY ALL DO!
Shades: (thin, transparent shades)
- Coelia Greenshade – great for detail on Brass effect or Golds
- Druchii Violet – lovely on Gold
- Athonian Camoshade – great for natural detail on light colored leaves
- Seraphim Sepia – nice on light warm shades like Ecru, Sandcastle
- Agrax Earthshade – my “go to” in Shades. Warm brown color
- Nuln Oil – excellent when a darker detail shade is needed. Cooler than Agrax. Also is shiny on Premo.
Textures: (thick paints for texture)
Blackfire Earth – excellent for building rust detail!
- Stirland Mud – build that dirt effect!
Technicals (mixed with other elements for texture)
- Nihilakh Oxide – KILLER verdigris – looks better after a couple of hours
- Typhus Corrosion – straight up dirty, grungy! Really gritty
- Nurgul’s Rot – kind of cool for leaves, wood effect
- Lahmian Medium – a great surface sealer when you don’t want a gloss effect
- NOTE: The ‘ardcoat does NOT dry on polymer clay (darn it!)