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What to do with metal chain?

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What to do with metal chain?
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:51 PM

 Hello friends. I have a Dragon kit that comes with what looks to be brass metal chain. I don’t know if it’s better to blacken or oxidize it instead of painting it for a more scale affect. Any suggestions on painting or oxidizing metal/brass chain to make it look realistic? 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:07 PM

Brass is a bit of a different equation. But the guys at AMPS have mentioned using gun bluing liquid (for actual firearms) to do the same thing with Fruil metal tracks. 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:14 PM

Good point Stik.  I have a bottle of KleenBore Black Magic somewhere in the garage.   I’ll give it a shot on the brass, I’ll definitely try it on some Fruil tracks if I ever get a set. Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:34 PM

I agree with the gun bluing solution to darken steel or in this case white metal Friul tracks. I tried it for the first time last week on some Friuls. It darkened them up quite a bit and added a bit of rust/oxidation to them. AK makes a darkening solution as well. I think it has the same ingredients as gun bluing solution. I'm not sure if it will work on brass however.

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