Weathering: what’s your game?
One area that many modelers either love or loath is getting some sort of used (and sometimes abused) look on their models. AFV modellers have been at the spearhead of weathering products and techniques for quite some time, at least that’s my opinion. However applying wear and tear to tank isn’t the same as to a plane or ship obviously.
Still in my opinion, getting this step done in a model is as important as doing a good job assembling parts or getting a fine paint job.
Here’s 2 methods I use, oils and washes, that together with other techniques/materials can really improve the overall looks of the completed model.
One of the elevators has a first wash with oils (I use Artist oils brands and Abteillung 502), the other a wash being applied with Florys products, a completely different approach of the former method.
Both have advantages and disadvantages, and both can easily be used in any genre of modeling.
I would like to know your opinion about this and how you do (or don’t do) weathering on your models;-)
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