For years, Sierra Scale Models has tried
different materials and techniques that enhance models through weathering
We have arrived at what we think is the best, most efficient technique-- instant
weathering powder pigments. They are inexpensive and very easy to apply. The results are
amazing! We do not use concrete pigments. Our pigments are measured in
We offer powder pigments for different
situations - Sierra Rust, Sierra Dust, Sierra Soot, Sierra Grime and Sierra New Rust. Primary
weathering colors are also available (see below).
5 bags of Instant Weathering Powders
for $6.49 (3/4 ounces each). Shipping costs will be added to each order.
4 bags of Primary Colors Weathering Powders
for $5.95 (3/4 ounces each). Shipping costs will
be added to each order.
the powders, use a soft dry brush. First take the
brush and barely touch the bristles into the colored powder. Then shake off any
excess by tapping the brush. Now, starting at the top of the structure, lightly
brush from the top straight down to the bottom. Do not brush sideways, as that's not the way gravity runs. Vary the amount of weathering powders or even mix
the colors by dipping a little from one bag, and then after brushing, dip a
little from a different bag and overlap the colors to vary the effects.
Continued brushing causes the special additive to affix the powders into the
weathered object, like a roof. Remember your old art teacher's instructions,
like blue and yellow make green for the north side of the rocks, and red and
yellow make orange for rust, and red and blue make something that just looks
strange. Mix to your hearts delight and remember the world is a paint
full of colors. For more information, read How to Weather with Chalks.