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Old 25-05-2007, 01:28 PM   #1
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Since we all agree that Ford Diamond White is the best match for our Eagles, what color are you using for the weathering?

After I sprayed my Pod in Ford Diamond White, I used a grey color to mist over to get a weathering look - just as the PE Eagles have it.
Unfortunytely this changed the overall look - it's not really matching the Eagle any longer.

What are you using on top of Ford Diamond White to match the paint of a PE Eagle?

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Good question. I would have thought it was a very very fine black over spray with a matt clear coat or something similar, but I look forward to finding out too.
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Old 25-05-2007, 02:00 PM   #3
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While the original Eagle models were painted with Ford Diamond White, the PE Eagles base coat is more like white primer, with a finely misted black spray as panel weathering.

This is why I completely repainted my 23" Eagle as the colour was all wrong...
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Thanks for that.

Honestly I don't want to repaint the Eagle just because I want to paint a new build Pod. I love building - but I hate painting it (that's when I ruin the whole model )

I think I'll try to darken Ford Diamond White and use this for weathering.
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Old 26-05-2007, 12:59 PM   #5
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Have a look at some of the weathering on my AB 44".
I used this method mainly for the walkways contained in the front and back cage assemblies.
It's using Humbrol Matt Black thinned with lots of White Spirit.

http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...t=2190&start=0

Best applied to a matt surface, wash the mix into all the small corners and details and then leave to dry.
Keep the mix very thin though, otherwise the finished result will look too 'sooty'.
Best practice on something first to perfect the thinned mix, and your technique.
Following this, if you wish, further enhancement can be achieved using dark pastels applied with a dry brush.
Once you are satisfied with the result, you can give things a gentle dust with matt varnish to seal everything in place.
Remember with weathering - don't over do it!
I wait until daylight, to view things properly before more is applied.

Good luck.

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