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Hey folks.

So working on the TD,And i think i am almost done done to join the 501st.

But currently i am not happy with my weathering. I used just acrylic and alot of black oil like acrylic rather then a sandy look.

I have seen a few sandys here in the U.K who have great weathering with Fuller's Earth,My current problem is that i don't know much about the fuller's earth in the uk,As i saw american videos that have dark browns,sandy and grey colours.

So if anyone knows where to get these kinds of coloured fullers earth it would help alot

but I have been thinking of alternitives,As i am currently living in a island in scotland and we have many amazing beaches here (Already planning some good photos in the near future,currently in the western isle/stornoway). And i thought maybe i could collect some sand tommorrow,re-spray my armour white with Appliance paint and work with real beach sand,acrylics and possibly even order some black sand from the internet.

I was just wondering has anyone tried this?.

Thanks a bunch guys :td:

(p.s just a photo of my armour currently,i know the arm is funny looking,it's a w.i.p but just to show i think i can do much better on the weathering on it)

http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah118/Ruaraidh_Mitchell/Sandtrooper/stormtrooper%201_9_zpssdvuxbcv.jpg

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For best weathering results I can only recommend the Pandatrooper approach (Video tutorials can be found on here, Whitearmor or just google search). I wouldn't necessarily recommend fullers earth but if you want to go that route I think Trooperbay has them.

Cheers

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If you're on a budget, try using different color chalks. Get a piece of 80 grit sand paper and sand the chalk over the desired area. Use a nice soft paint brush, and lightly blend in the desired affect. When the desired affect is achieved, lightly spray the area with some non-scented hair spray. Try a test piece first. Hope this helps bro.

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Hit the desired areas with hair spray, blot on Fullers with a dry earth sponge, works very well for a natural look.

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Thank's for all the suggestion guys :)

I'll try some of the techniques on a spare bit and see which one works.

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I say Pandatrooper approach with acrylics, so easy to change the weathering if you have too. and its works great..

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I am not a fan of fullers earth, but have seen great results from people using it. I used acrylic paint and I think it looks great. I initlaly read this tutorial here to get me started:

http://forum.mepd.net/index.php?showtopic=4973

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