Save money for your trains: make your own textured paintOn August 13, 2017 Intermediate No Comments Tags: Model Making
Textured paints produce a much better look than usual paints for brick and stone work, adding dimensionality, depth and ultimately realism to your models.
The downside is that texture paints aren’t cheap.
A quick look along the shelves of my preferred model shop reveals a hike of £2 to £4 per bottle over none-textured paints. On even a moderate size layout this will mount up quickly.
And, as I’ve said before, model railways aren’t cheap and if I can do something myself and save money that would better be spent on trains then I’m going to find a way.
In the past I’ve tried making textured paint — how hard can it be right? — but I’ve always struggled to get a good result. Just adding a powder to paints just produced a gloopy mess.
So this video on making your own textured paint is right up my street and hopefully yours.
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