Chalk for weathering?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by mikebalcos, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. mikebalcos

    mikebalcos Member

    I'd like to know what colors of chalk I could use to weather engines and freight cars. I think this will be the easiest option for me since there are a lot of architecture and arts supplies here in my vicinity. Please help me out. :)
  2. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Plain chalks are kind of hard to use, they tend to blow away easy. However, I use earth tones (browns, tans, reddish browns), plus white, gray & black.

    Weathering powders are much easier to use. The powder sticks better.
  3. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    I use artist pastels. I find them to be far cheaper than model railroad weathering powder sticks...but just as effective. Just don't forget to dullcoat it when you're avoid it falling off.

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