Alchemy, the dark arts and the Hairy Eyeball…….
This installment involves some dark strong ales, some AK interactive metal burnishing fluid and a BIG mess 🙂 I used the AK interactive fluid diluted as per a recipe I found on youtube. Had I to do it over I would not dilute it. Basically what it does is chemically reacts with the metal of the tracks causing it to darken. In the 3rd pic you can see the difference. Next I used a wash of india ink, future floor polish and isopropyl alcohol. THEN I mixed up various ground pastels with a very thin mixture of dull cote and thinner and blotted it on the tracks. After letting it dry I took a sanding stick and sanded the spots that would normally be bright metal from wear!
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