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Dust Effect Meng Gaz Tigr

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    January 2012
Dust Effect Meng Gaz Tigr
Posted by PANZER826 on Friday, May 4, 2018 7:54 PM

Hey all,

   Working on the 1:35 scale Meng Gaz Tigr.  I'm looking for suggestions on how to apply a light dust coating on the body.  I want it to look like the ones used in the Ukraine so the dusting would look like it was in the city streets, not muddy.  What color paint should I use for the dust?  Do I airbrush it on lightly or drybrush it.  And do I do it over a gloss coat, satin coat, or dullcote.  Any help or advice is appreciated.


  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, May 4, 2018 8:07 PM

I have seen andy from AHH , use tamiya buff , sprayed from about 18" back , a very light misting .


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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:11 AM

I use buff or tan in an airbrush.

A cheap and quick dust method is to use talcum powder.  Drug stores sell various flesh tone powders and most of the colors make good dust.  It can be dusted on.  One method is to hold a fine screen over the model, dip a brush in some of the talcum, and brush the screen.  The talcum will fall through the screen in a dusty cloud.

I tip the car up at different angles so I get more on the bottom of the sides, nose, and tail, then a very gingerly application on top.  I also use a brush to actually brush the stuff on tires, then brush it around and brush excess off.  This works on vinyl or rubber tires, when paint does not.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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