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Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Need help on weathering
bobbart
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 03:28 AM UTC
Hi, I never did a distressed Model before, so I have no understanding. I just have one model that needs to look distress, maybe just dust looking. The model is a WW2 armor truck that's painted olive drab (shinny).
I really appreciate your help. Just would like to go the easiest way.

Bobbart
timcc2008
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 04:22 AM UTC
Robert,

First off, welcome to Armorama. There are so many good references on this site that I have learned from and adapted to fit how I like to paint and weather my models. These are the steps I use to paint and weather.
Here is the link to my post on Painting, Weathering and Finishing Steps

vr,

Tim
Tank1812
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 04:30 AM UTC
I like this two part series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlntGqRgcBU

HTH
bobbart
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 09:44 PM UTC
Thanks everyone, I will check out the site and also watch the video for weathering.
bobbart
bobbart
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 04:33 AM UTC
Hi, I did watch the video, really didn’t help me.
I have a question, I was reading, if I only want to distress or wash the model.
I can use water down Elmer’s glue, get some clean dirt. Use the water down glue, throw a little dirt on the model, let is dry and brush of the excess dirt. Do a little at a time.
Do you think this will work? I don’t want to get this “distress” procedure complicated
Thank you for your feedback,
bobbart
deathdork
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 05:30 AM UTC
Good news it will work, you can do the same with pastels but you will have to experiment to get it where you want. Further good news any work you don't like will wash off with water.

Have fun!
M4A3E8Easy8
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 09:05 AM UTC
Mig has several vidoes out, personally his Stockholm video (2 parts) is my favorite. They are long but he covers pretty much everything. The only down side is he makes it look so easy..

Mig does weathering

I tend to use more of Migs methods than any other butI do use the pin wash method from Michael Rinaldi. I find his method of less wash makes it easier to clean up and keep neat. I feel that Micheal's methods are a touch more technical than Mig's. That can just be me, and I am by no means an expert or really even a hack at this.

Best advice I can give is just give it a go. I struggled for years with simple washes. Then I watched Mig slop a wash on a tank and come back in 5 mins and fix it. He made it look so easy so I gave it a shot and it worked out. I still at times struggle with trying stuff but remeber they made thousands of the kit you are working on and you can get another.. oh yeah and I might add well placed tarps and mud cover up 90% of your mistakes.

PS: Mig if you still lurk here and read this.. thanks.
bobbart
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:10 PM UTC
OK ....thanks for the help. I will watch Mig videos.
Again everyone, thanks for your help.
Bobbart
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 03:17 AM UTC
If you want to keep it simply I will take just a few steps on Tim's post:
11. Oil Dot Filters (Oil Paint Rendering- “The Rinaldi Method”)
a. Sides- streaking/ stippling- pulling dots down; pointed motion
b. Top- stumping/ stippling- circular motion; pointed motion
c. Let dry at least 48-72 hours

12. Dark Wash/ Pin Wash (using pre-mixed enamel wash or diluted oil color)
a. Hitting all weld seams and crevices, around tool clamps, lights, etc.
22. Dry Earth Effects (Pigments)
a. Use only if needed based on vehicle location
25. Exhaust Effects/ Soot
a. Apply black pigments to tips of exhaust, areas where exhaust escapes

26. Tracks (Installed in Step 18)
a. Final Weathering (if needed to tie in diorama colors after final protection layer)

Apart from the base that you already have, obviously.
jekrott
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 03:41 AM UTC
If you want to keep it really simple,if you have a airbrush what you can do is get a dust color paint and just lightly spray the lower area of the vehicle with the mist of the the airbrush.That will give you a basic base to start.Good luck
bobbart
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 04:31 AM UTC
Thanks again everyone for your help. Will read over the above articles.
Bobbart