exhaust staining

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  1. jbrady

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    Does any know of an article or a tutorial on using enamels or acrylics for exhaust and gunfire staining. I am knew to modeling and know nothing of pastels or oils. I'm at the point in this build (my fifth kit) where I'm afraid to ruin what I already have.
    Thanks (I'll now go on read the thread on pastels I saw before I posted this)
     
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    I use pastels myself for these - extremely quick, easy and very controllable.

    I don't see much wrong with what you've done on that Hellcat - looks pretty damned good to me!
     
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    I've heard that you can't seal pastels. That if you try to use a dull coat (for instance) the pastels will wash out or worse clump together and ruin the finish.
     
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    Well, every one who uses them here seals them with an airbrushed clear coat. The Spitfire MkVIII I'm currently working on, shown here, has the entire surface dusted with pastels, to achieve the dusty/dirty look, although the exhaust staining was painted.
     

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    If you read through the tutorial in the link pbfoot posted iy will tell you all you need to know about using pastels and how to seal them.
     
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