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Weathering Customs
« on: July 12, 2005, 04:50:20 PM »
I recently got into this customizing thing and was looking for tips on weathering some of my clones.  I use the drybrushing technique  was wondering if there were different brushes or paints that better achieved the weathered/battle tested look.
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Re: Weathering Customs
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2005, 05:51:31 PM »
I actually find an old brush with the bristles all over the place works well.  Acording to a guy my Brother-In-Law talked to at C# from the guy who makes the models for the movies, a brown works well for dirt, whereas black is mainly good for blaster damage.  I take the dry brush, dab a little on the end of it and brush most of it off on a piece of paper then brush lightly and quickly across the figure.  Then, it there is too much, tqke a paper towel and wipe it through, giving it a smeared mud look.  After the dries, take the tip of an Xacto blade and scrape little flecks off of the marking paint scheme.  Ultimately, you may have to play for a few days until you ge texactly what you are looking for.

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Re: Weathering Customs
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2005, 06:06:43 PM »
I also will rub the piece I want to weather with 00 steel wool to make the scuff marks. It has worked well for me in the past

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Re: Weathering Customs
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2005, 06:11:30 PM »
I never thought about using steel wool to weather a figure, but that's something I will have to try.  I use a little bit of black paint mixed with brown paint, to make it look like a dark mud color.  If it's a figure that's supposed to have a weathered look who's been out in the sand (in a desert), then of course you would use a more light brown paint color.

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Re: Weathering Customs
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2005, 07:32:58 PM »
thanks for the info...guess I'll be messing around with all sorts of techniques to see which ones work best.  Any ideas on the camoflage paint scheme for Commander Gree?
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Re: Weathering Customs
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2005, 07:56:08 PM »
thanks for the info...guess I'll be messing around with all sorts of techniques to see which ones work best.  Any ideas on the camoflage paint scheme for Commander Gree?

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Re: Weathering Customs
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2005, 08:39:54 PM »
thanks for the info...guess I'll be messing around with all sorts of techniques to see which ones work best. Any ideas on the camoflage paint scheme for Commander Gree?

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I agree with this, but if you are looking for ideas on how to camoflage, this is what I do.  I start with the base color, usually a hunter green, then I take some black, dark brown, and another shade of green lighter than the first and make marks and blend them all in.  Think of a camo truck or shirt, and just try and blend randomly

Pat

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Re: Weathering Customs
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2005, 10:10:30 PM »
thanks for the info...guess I'll be messing around with all sorts of techniques to see which ones work best. Any ideas on the camoflage paint scheme for Commander Gree?

Learn one technique at a time.


"Wax on... wax off."

I agree with this, but if you are looking for ideas on how to camoflage, this is what I do.  I start with the base color, usually a hunter green, then I take some black, dark brown, and another shade of green lighter than the first and make marks and blend them all in.  Think of a camo truck or shirt, and just try and blend randomly

Pat

Well put Pat. It couldnt have been explained any better. Ive also found that using your finger tip to blend wet paint seems to work well. Its the same idea as lead drawings. Just make sure you have some figures that you arent going to be upset if you mess up. This technique may take some getting used to.
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Re: Weathering Customs
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2005, 10:28:02 PM »
Try using dirt on the figure to get the look also pencils work very well to create blaster effects on figures