Paint Pens

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by NewGuy, May 6, 2005.

  1. NewGuy

    NewGuy Member

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    I picked up a paint pen last night and tried it out on some rail that was just going to be thrown away anyway (it is pretty bent and warped). I must have picked the wrong color, because it really looks silly. Does anybody use paint pens to weather rail? Or is it all just air brushing or dry brushing? And... what color/s do you go with? Or do you mix colors to get a great result? I have looked at so many photos in here and I am inspired by what I have seen, I just can't think artistically enough to create the same effects on my own. I have no artistic talent, so I would kind of like to be leaned in the right direction... PLEASE.......:cry:

    Thanking you in advance...

    Off to work now, won't be back until late Saturday or early Sunday.

    JD
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    What colour did you pick?

    Most rail is going to end up brown/rust/grime over time (at least the web). Painting the web (side of rail) dark colours will make it look smaller. I have used autoprimer/rust paint and then gone over with a wash of grimy back applied with a brush. Clean the railhead for electrical conductivity, and you are set.

    Andrew