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Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
What pastels to get?
AndersHeintz
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002 - 07:57 AM UTC
Hola,
Im in a city now, and I can buy modeling supplies! So Im going to get me some pastels and try them out, went to a hobby Lobby and they had several different ones, so which ones should I get, are there any special brands to look for? Or does it matter? is it Oil Pastels thats Im looking for? Let me know!!!

ladymodelbuilder
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002 - 08:04 AM UTC
Hey there Anders,
You can get a good set of pastels from Micro-Mark. That's where I ordered mine from. I'm not sure of their link........
m60a3
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002 - 08:36 AM UTC
Anders,
Do not get the oil pastels...those are much like oily crayons. you should be looking for medium or hard pastel sticks. Cretacolor, Sakura and Van Gogh are some brands to look for. These are the type you can rub on sandpaper to produce a fine dust for weathering, etc.
Tin_Can
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002 - 09:10 AM UTC
To echo what Bob said, don't get the oil pastels. I picked up a set of 12 earth tone colors (black to orange to tan) by Quartet at Michael's here in the states that have worked good for me.
tankshack
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002 - 09:19 AM UTC
I really like the products from Bragdon Enterprises.

This stuff is truly amazing. It's not a chalk stick. But a pre-ground powder that has an adhesive/resin in it that makes the pastel actually bond somewhat to the surface of the model.

You can read more about them at -

http://www.bragdonent.com/

Later,
Tim
Epi
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002 - 09:32 AM UTC
Hey Anders,
I know you like to build figures. If you can get your hands on David Fishers Vol. #4 video, he explains how to use pastels for shadows and such. I believe you can get the videos through "Amazing Figure Modeler." All 4 of his videos are a must in any figure modelers reference collection.
m1garand
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002 - 10:21 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I really like the products from Bragdon Enterprises.

This stuff is truly amazing. It's not a chalk stick. But a pre-ground powder that has an adhesive/resin in it that makes the pastel actually bond somewhat to the surface of the model.

You can read more about them at -

http://www.bragdonent.com/

Later,
Tim



That's what I use, and they work great!
AndersHeintz
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002 - 10:39 AM UTC
Thanks Guys,
Im going to go to a Michaels and check that place out, i like the sound of that earth tone set.
Thanks again!!
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002 - 09:45 PM UTC


www.micromark.com

has these :






Jan


Ranger74
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002 - 10:50 PM UTC
Anders,

I have two sets of chaulk pastels of many colors (I think I acquired a set from a brother, who left them at my parents house :-) ). I use a number of the greens to mix to get a sun faded color on armor kits. One on the members in my model club uses pastels for tricky German camo patterns on armor, so greens and yellows come in handy. Just more food for thought.

Jeff