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Yes, I am indeed talking about facial powders (Dunno what they're actually called ) that women use to cover up their faces

I was observing the colors and consistencies of these powders, and I was wondering if they could serve a purpose in modelling? Has anyone done this before? I could imagine a nice orange color would make a great rust effect. Or a dark grey for scorch marks....I dunno

Discuss!

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nice idea, would you be so nice as to be courageously enough and try it for us? some of he things are quite hard to get of faces...^^ but that idea would probably rock the market of weathering powders as these things could be bought real cheep...

please show us.

vik

   
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Viktor von Domm wrote:nice idea, would you be so nice as to be courageously enough and try it for us? some of he things are quite hard to get of faces...^^ but that idea would probably rock the market of weathering powders as these things could be bought real cheep...

please show us.

vik


I've got a leman russ that I'm working on. I'll try to use some orange powder (If I can steal it from my mom ) to make some rust. Gimme like half an hour


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If it does work we want to see a picture ofcourse! This actually sounds like it could work

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Considering this stuff comes off at the end of the day due to sweat and whatever wear and tear your face goes through, I don't recommend it.

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i think its worth a try after all you seal the models so this will protect it and you dont actually swaet on your models do you?

varnish is there to protect the models from sweat and such things...

   
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Yeah...It didn't work very well (Mainly because there's glitter in most of them )

I have to go, I'll take a picture later.


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Lol. Glitter on your models what is this twilight?
   
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Asherian Command wrote:Lol. Glitter on your models what is this twilight?




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I was actually having this discussion with my boo a couple of days ago. She used to be a professional make up artist, and apparently the way that the colors in some of those products express themselves has a really odd relationship with skin tone. IE muted colors and the such "pop" alot more on dark skin than on light...which is the opposite from mini painting.

I could see the stuff being used to great effect in basing, terrain, and weathering.


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Brother SRM wrote:Considering this stuff comes off at the end of the day due to sweat and whatever wear and tear your face goes through, I don't recommend it.


Clear coat varnish.

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Viktor von Domm wrote:that idea would probably rock the market of weathering powders as these things could be bought real cheap...


One of the cheapest brands is Stargazer, and they're about £1.50 at discount for 3.5g of the stuff. (based on green eyeshadow going on eBay). Eyeshadows is one of the better choices along with small pots of blusher. The bronzing and foundation powders only come in skintones, but eyeshadow comes in every colour and blush in most earthy colours and pinks. Eyeshadow and blusher are almost never in a loose powder form and would have to processed into dust through the use of an applicator or similar.

Forgeworld weathering powders gives you 12g of the stuff (Faded Green in this case) for £2.75, barely more than a pot of paint.

Art media such as pastel chalks can be used as a substitute for weathering powders as well, and they come in fairly large sticks for a couple of pounds and can be sold individually in a bewildering variety of colours at most art stores.

So to summarise, really if you want to be saving money it's better off to grab some pastel chalks of the colours you want and then file some dust off of them to use. These have the added benefit of being able to use water and white spirit with them and not accidentally set off some unknown chemical reaction (you don't even want to know what they put into modern make-up). The only way you'd be saving money would be if you were "borrowing" the makeup from someone else who probably paid extortionate prices for their tiny pot of colour.



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patel chalk sound even more likely to produce good results. thanks LadyCassandra .+

by the way i like your writing style. you built your case in a very good manner and gave a very good conclusion. have you done scientific work? seems like that as this is a way of doing good written work. even tho i hade to do scientific works for my studies i haven´t masterd this art at all^^. also not spelling...please forgive me..

cheers, vik

   
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I've used chalk dust before, though it was plain white, to create a 'frost' effect on a mini. Wasn't too bad.


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Now all I need do is go to the local Michael's art store and get that pastel chalk, and some empty paint pots and I am all set to have my own cheap weathering powders! Thanks for pointing me to this discussion Vik!

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