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« Reply #75 on: December 15, 2010, 10:18:31 AM »

Yep, you have to look really good in the scrapbook section. I found mine on the bottom shelf in the corner for the stamping area. I think if you tell the employees you are looking for "Distress" paints they would be more familiar than "Ranger."

I wasn't too thrilled with the color choices; been playing around with the "picket fence" white, but the green looked like mix of baby puke and Mountain Dew green.  Undecided
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« Reply #76 on: December 15, 2010, 09:42:54 PM »

What more could you ask from a color~
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« Reply #77 on: December 17, 2010, 03:52:51 AM »

This is from over on the MIG forum.....a guy posted this in the crackle thread there, to show what he uses it for (it's a 28mm figure)





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« Reply #78 on: December 17, 2010, 08:53:13 AM »

Man she took his head and his watch gears. Brutal!

Interesting use for the base though.
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« Reply #79 on: December 21, 2010, 09:30:45 AM »

I finally gave in and drank the koolaid.  Well, I bought the koolaid at least.  Same deal here in Florida-- it's buried on a tiny shelf in the scrapbooking section at Michael's, with a bunch of bubble-pack crap dangling in front of it, I really had to look.  Had a half-price coupon, though.

I like that mud flat effect, that might just have a place in the toolbox.

Addendum, six and a half hours later:

Looks like a viable way to get chipped paint in HO scale.  However, the preliminary results appear to indicate that HO scale paint chips are below the visual threshold at a typical viewing distance.  Might be useful for a contest diorama model intended for intense close-range scrutiny, but for the most part I'm probably gonna stick with my usual methods.   If I modeled in 1/4" or 1/2" scale, this would probably become a standard technique.
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« Reply #80 on: December 22, 2010, 03:12:31 AM »

These examples using the paint were posted on the MIG Forum; it is a current diorama project by Per Olav Lund.  Scale is 1/35.












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« Reply #81 on: December 22, 2010, 11:56:27 AM »

Marc ,

 I had a look at the MIG Forum but couldn't find the Per Olav thread of this build . Obviously I was looking in the wrong place so could you give us a bit of help finding it . Ta . I am interested in finding out what he has been using for his pantiles . Would they be the ones that you showed us on the Juweela website ? They look like just the sort of thing I would like to use on the building I am working on at the moment .

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« Reply #82 on: December 22, 2010, 11:58:27 AM »

Nick, it was in the paint techniqes section under Crackle you world or something like that.
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« Reply #83 on: December 22, 2010, 01:16:24 PM »

Nick you find it toward bottom of this page http://www.migproductionsforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8513&start=30

and his origonal thread is here http://www.little-norway.org/forum/index.php?topic=367.0
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« Reply #84 on: December 22, 2010, 01:31:54 PM »

Thanks , Chuck and Gordon for your help . Per answers my question in his post . Yes , the roof tiles are made by Juweela .


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« Reply #85 on: December 22, 2010, 01:41:16 PM »

That was a rather worthwhile post, Marc. And thanks for the follow up links, guys. This stuff is inspirational. -- Russ
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« Reply #86 on: January 11, 2011, 09:53:21 PM »

That Dog House on Per Olav Lund's Diorama is Cool Wink nice touch.  And the crackle paint and weathering is Spot On.
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« Reply #87 on: January 11, 2011, 10:05:51 PM »

Yeah, the dog house is great!
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« Reply #88 on: January 16, 2011, 01:10:17 PM »

I got a bottle of the white stuff, it has the consistency of pudding.  Is that normal or has it dried up a little in the bottle?    Also I don't really get a nice crackle effect unless its brushed on pretty thick.   Huh 

Does anyone know of an additive to make paint shrink and crack as it dries?  I'm thinking we could make our own crackle paints,  more suitable for scale model building.   This stuff seems a little too  "arts n' crafts."

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« Reply #89 on: January 16, 2011, 09:29:14 PM »

I finally found some of the Ranger Crackle paints and played with them.

Using wood I had stained with shoe dye/alcohol, I got very little effect with the Ranger paints.

I found I got the result I was looking for by first sealing the stripwood by painting the stripwood with a dark raw umber acrylic paint and then letting it dry.

I then applied Delta Ceramcoat's Crackle, not the Ranger, but the usual crackle finishes available at Michaels.

Letting that coat dry for 15 minutes and then applying the Ranger Crackle gave me great results.

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