Ben's Weathering Products be used on resin?
You may have used alcohol based weathering solutions
with fantastic results on wood, or plaster kits in the past, but we
are here to attest that they can also be used with fabulous results
on resin kits as well!
True, the process is different because the resin is not porous,
however, this can, in fact, work to your benefit. Keep reading and
you'll see what we're saying.
- What if you make a mistake and want to
change the color? No problem! Since the resin is not porous,
it is easy to wipe off using rubbing alcohol and start over.
Try doing that with wood or plaster!
- Got too much product on an area? Simply use
cotton swabs or paper towel dipped in rubbing alcohol and wipe
away the extra. Actually, this process is one of Jim's
favorite techniques to achieve amazing results of aged, rusty
metal in particular.
- The pigments settle to the bottom of the
jar with the alcohol on the top. What would be annoying in
most products is actually a feature that we love to take
advantage of. Depending on how much you stir the pigment into
the solution you can achieve varied results which adds a
surprising amount of versatility.
- A jar of Dr Ben's Weathering Solution lasts
a very long time and when the alcohol evaporates, simply pour
in more rubbing alcohol and you're back in business making
this a very economical choice in weathering solutions! Pun
- We offer this weathering solution in 10
different colors as well as a variety of dry weathering
pigments from Dr. Ben's.
advantage exclusive to Frenchman River:
We color our resin parts with gray coloring for "metal"
parts and a medium brown for "wood" parts. What this
means for you is that, especially when it comes to aged wood, the
process of painting and weathering is so easy that you'll wonder
why you ever stressed about getting it right in the first place.
Check out the realistic wood shingles on
the O/On30 1:48 Poseidon Canning Company: The Office Addition.
These results were super easy using just 3 products.
The color we use for our "wood" resin
parts is a medium brown. This is great for several reasons. First,
it gives you a jump start on painting your model and second, it is
an advantage because when your model gets scratched...and it
invariably does...you aren't left with a glaring white
blemish. The wood colored resin is colored all the way through the
part which means that no matter how deep the scratch is, it will
not be as noticeable.
To achieve these quick, easy and impressive results we used Dr
Ben's Weathering Solutions in these colors:
rust? For wood?
Yes! Actually, it blends perfectly with the "wood" color
of our resin parts. The pigment settles into the wood grain cast in
place and deepens the brown into a very convincing simulation of
aging wood. You know, when it's darkening due to age before it
Simply apply light washes of the product with a paint brush until
you're happy with the color and details.
Next, repeat the process with the Instant Age Weathering Solution.
The black pigment settles into the details making them really pop!
Quick tip: hold the part upside down allowing the pigment to settle
into the details. This deepens the shadows of the shingle that's
laying on top of the next one.If the second color is moving the
first color around too much, you can seal the first layer with an
acrylic spray to set it and then continue with the second color.
The white trim on The Office Addition was painted using Doctor
Ben's Titanium White Weathering Dry Pigment. Simply wet a small
brush with rubbing alcohol, dip the wet brush in the dry pigment
powder and swirl in the lid to make a "paint" to apply to
the trim. This technique works amazingly well. You have to try it
to believe it! Frenchman River also carries a variety of dry
pigment powders that can be used as weathering chalks, or paints.
It is recommended that these are sealed using the Fix-A-Tive or
After your model is dry, give it a quick spritz with Fix-A-Tive.
recommend this unique sealer product from Dr Ben's Scale Consortium!
Use on wood,
plastic, hydrocal, metal and so much more!
comes in a 4 oz concentrate that is easily diluted 50/50 with either
water or isopropyl alcohol and applied with the special Micro Blaster
atomizer sprayer. If diluted with water it doesn't have any harsh
odor and is easily cleaned up using water. It has a flat finish and
dries clear making it ideal to spray over windows because it won't
cloud them. Once it's mixed it's ready to use when you are. Just give
the spritzer a quick shake and you're ready to go!
Also available: Fix-A-Tive Sealer refill. Refill
your Micro Blaster with this refill concentrate.
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