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New AK weathering pencils.
Posted by GlennH on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:29 PM

Ran into this just posted from AK (3/19) video. They look darn nice and the guy's a wizard. And water cleanup!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM4RvS3vVak

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:50 AM

Very interesting I am already using colored pencils though I don't know if they work with water like that. I'll be looking into these for sure. Thanks for posting this.

 

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:55 PM

You don't need a "new" product if you can do it old school.

Works for me.

Check out this link for the same results.
                 https://artfixed.com/best-watercolor-pencils/

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Posted by GlennH on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:01 PM
I wonder how the price will compare. I am curious too if they share the same hardness. I'm guessing softer fill works better?

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:23 PM


Here's what I have.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/48-Colors-Water-Color-Faber-Castell-Coloured-Pencils-Drawing-Set-Brush-Sharpener/254014650146

Use just like the video.
48 colors
Thick 3.3mm leads are specially SV bonded to help prevent breakage.
.37 a pencil
US $17.49 buy it now or best offer. Free shipping.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:58 PM

They look great, but, I think I'm going to take Disaster's advice and go get some Faber-Castell at Michael's.

Thanks for posting, I didn't know such an item existed. Yes

 Bruce

 

 

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:34 AM

Tickmagnet
Very interesting I am already using colored pencils though I don't know if they work with water like that. I'll be looking into these for sure. Thanks for posting this.

Oh, I forgot to mention.
They have to be watercolor pencils.
Prisma and pastel pencils won't work this way.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL351/12291693/21864322/413446218.jpg  http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/134935.aspx?page=11

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:56 PM

disastermaster

 

 
Tickmagnet
Very interesting I am already using colored pencils though I don't know if they work with water like that. I'll be looking into these for sure. Thanks for posting this.

 

Oh, I forgot to mention.
They have to be watercolor pencils.
Prisma and pastel pencils won't work this way.

 

Prismacolor does actually make a line of watercolor pencils in 12, 24, and 36 packs. The cheap colored pencils I have are not, and definately don't work, but I tried them anyway. Thanks for the info I think I'll look into using the prismacolors if my HL carries the watercolor sets.

 

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:17 PM

That's an interesting prduct. I'll have to look into those. Why does the guy that is doing the demo on YouTube sound like a robot?

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Posted by GlennH on Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:29 PM

JohnnyK

That's an interesting prduct. I'll have to look into those. Why does the guy that is doing the demo on YouTube sound like a robot?

 

I need to get back some time and watch more of them. It might be a robotic text reader.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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    July, 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Friday, March 22, 2019 7:14 AM

JohnnyK

That's an interesting prduct. I'll have to look into those. Why does the guy that is doing the demo on YouTube sound like a robot?

 

I thought it sounded like the late Steven Hawking.

 

 

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Posted by waikong on Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:02 AM

Thanks for the info - never thought of using water color pencils!  Learn something new from this forum all the time.

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Posted by pordoi on Saturday, April 13, 2019 5:46 PM

GlennH

Ran into this just posted from AK (3/19) video. They look darn nice and the guy's a wizard. And water cleanup!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM4RvS3vVak 

 

I guess that I'm in the minority, but this looks to me like a solution in search of a question...

 

 

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Posted by waikong on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:50 AM
I think the main attraction for me is that a pencil gives you much more control than a brush - at least for me. But I was able to purchase a box of 72 water color pencil for about $30 from amazon. This new set seems kinda spendy.
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Posted by GlennH on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:57 AM

waikong
I think the main attraction for me is that a pencil gives you much more control than a brush - at least for me. But I was able to purchase a box of 72 water color pencil for about $30 from amazon. This new set seems kinda spendy.
 

I spose if they are water soluble that's all that matters. THat seemed to be what they were focusing on plus I'm guessing the colors included are the choices most people would be drawn to. I've fooled around looking on Amazon and reviewers are pretty fussy as to the softness of the lead which can vary.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

  • Member since
    July, 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:02 PM

pordoi

 

 
GlennH

Ran into this just posted from AK (3/19) video. They look darn nice and the guy's a wizard. And water cleanup!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM4RvS3vVak 

 

 

 

I guess that I'm in the minority, but this looks to me like a solution in search of a question...

 

 

 

The question is. How do I find ways to weather a model that don't include overly strong stinky materials to do so? This offers a solution to those of us that cannot tolerate the strong odors that some modelling materials emit, so yes it is a solution, but not without a question. I personally have been using pastels, watercolors, and colored pencils since I started back in this hobby to avoid those smells. I just never knew about watercolor pencils until I saw this and it looks very intriguing for making watercolors even easier to work with on a model.

 

 

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