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REVIEW
Com-Art Real Deal Weathering Set
c5flies
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Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 05:28 PM UTC
Darren Baker reviews and tries out the Real Deal Weathering Set from Com-Art, containing 10 different shades.

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SSGToms
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Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 05:53 PM UTC
Nice review Darren. This looks like an interesting medium and easy to apply. Should get some nice effects with it!
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 03:58 AM UTC
I like the fact it can be applied straight onto a matt painted surface to get strong colour or very subtle colours can be achieved on a gloss cote where it also works as a colour wash.
keo
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Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 02:14 AM UTC
This sound as a pretty good value for money set. Think Iíll have a try at it.

This however tickers a thing thatís been puzzling me often when I read these reviews; why are there no links to suppliers? Wouldnít that be a great thing for everybody? As a supplier you have access to costumers, as a network you have a way to get money and as a member you donít have to spend time surging the net for a supplier.
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 03:07 AM UTC
Kenneth, we do try to add links to suppliers when possible. In this particular review, clinking on the Iwata/Medea logo at the top will bring you to the manufacturers website, which many times will either sell the products or list vendors.

Past the summary box on the review page you'll see a 'thanks' to Airbrushes.com, this is the company that supplied the product for review and a link to their website is included there, also.

HTH
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Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 04:14 AM UTC
The smoke color is really in one of the best concepts on the market. When very lightly sprayed over a model it provides a very nice even tone of just being used. It is very subtle but covers well.

A great source for the new weathering kit is hummingline.com run by Tom Grossman. Tom is a great modeler and usually demonstrates at Wonderfest.
The creator of the weathering kit, is one of the top model railroad experts on weathering and scenary. I attended her workshop and have tons of new techniques
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 08:35 PM UTC
Thank you for the comments. I have to say I am seldom this impressed with a new product and this line of products and the selection included is a great introduction to the world of weathering. I would like to see a video covering their uses and application, and I feel it would be a great next step.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 08:58 PM UTC
Wow, I had no idea a set like this was out there. I stopped paying attention to model trains stuffs a while ago, which is silly as there are a lot of things useful to us in that category. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the product(s) applied to your build. I will give this set a try if I see it in one of my LHS's.
Red4
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Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 12:42 PM UTC
Nice review. The Bird of Prey on the interior was done yours truely. Nice to see they used it. "Q"
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Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 01:28 PM UTC
They are a good product Matt and good on you for getting your builds out there.
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Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 05:07 PM UTC
Nice review Darren. These paints may have some good uses by us armor modellers. I am also sure that different effects could be achieved using these translucent weathering paints.
May have to try them out some day, especially the rust colors.

Cheers
Rob

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