I Unexpectedly found time to do an update before Thursday.Experience report on Forgeworld powders:
I've got the first set of powders that was released.
From which I used the first four.
The powders behave like makeup if you want to apply it dry. This is what I have done with the earth tone powders as well as with the black one. Ask your mother/sister/girlfriend if you could borrow a makeup tool to work with. With this you can apply the powders without crushing expensive brushes, as they suffer from accidently pushing to hard. Soak the tool with alcohol and you can remove the powder without problem. I think applying them dry gives more of a dusty or dry appereance.
You can easily do a wash with them, if you mix the powders with some water. Also, the more powder you take for the mix, the thicker the mud layer will seem.
A wash flows more easily into the recesses. This method was used on the pipes and metal plates on the bases. I think it suits rust as it is found where water conglomerates.
The third option to work with the powders is to apply them dry in small piles on to the model and give the whole model a wash with spirit. Afterwards you can do brush streaks downwards to simulate rain washing the mud/sand down or the natural appereance of rust.
After all I find the powders create very realistic effects and you can start working with them wthout being an expert in working with alternative painting techniques. Just think about what it should look like in the end and try something out. You can remove the powders again and again if you are not satisfied with the result and if you are, sealt it with mat varnish.
I will update this little report when i have got more experience with the powders, this means as soon as I tried them on a vehicle.
Here is the link to forgeworlds guide on applying powders: http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Downloads/Product/PDF//w/weathering-powders.pdf
As the Forgeworld employees say: There are many methods to apply the powders and all of them result in different effects.
I too have only scratched on the surface of the possibilities.
Last but not least:
Some "ingame" pictures of my old cadre. It is for sale!
Besides all weapons are magnetized, this is why they do not stick right to the slots. I did not take the time before gaming to put them straight.
Old command team:
Firewarriors and devilfish:
If you are interested please send a pm.
And because I like them that much:
My friend converted all of his CSM like this. Even his tanks have Lizardmen bits on them.