Trucklover's Weathered Buildings

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  1. Amrap1

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    Do you thin down the india ink? Why ink and not paint?

    Ed
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    The rubbing alcohol is whats thins down the ink

    You can also use paint, if you want to do that, I would recomend Poly Scale Paints made by Testors and should be available at any hobby shop :thumb: :thumb:
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks again Steve
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    What's the ratio of alcohol to ink?

    Ed
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    Steve...

    What's the ratio of alcohol to ink?

    Ed
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Sorry Ed, been away from the computer for quite some time now :cry: :cry:

    It depends on how much you want to mix up, if you want a lifetime supply of the stuff, use the hole bottle of rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol) and mix it with about 2 tablespoons of india ink to about a pint of alcohol. You can use more or less if you want to make bigger or smaller amounts. I usally do mixes in smaller craft paint bottles and I fill the bottle up to the bottom lip of the neck with alcohol and then add a couple squirts of the india ink in, I also made some brown wash and grey wash using the same method, using craft paints mixed with alcohol. You can also use Polly Scale paints too. Hope this helps and sorry for the late responce :oops:
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    Josh.....

    Thanks for the reply. I want to start practicing weathering on some building parts I bought at a show.

    Ed
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Cool, start off small to build your confindence :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Finally picked up some chalks at Micheals today so I can start chalk weathering and get this thread rolling again lol