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Tired of those gloss finishes, I finished a weathered Abrams tank recently, so why not a car?  Ground up pastels for the dust (apply wet and brush off later) and my brine: steel wool & vinegar in a jar for a month or so. Hats off to the British modeler for the brine (youtube).

Here are the dirty XXX pics, Merry Christmas Y''all !

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Looks good, your rust is convincing.  One suggestion since you are still working.. anywhere you can see a brush stroke in the weathering (the big one on the roof for example) sand it away in a circular motion.  Avoid brush marks or edges to the color difference.  I will dab in my weathering and rust, to avoid any stroke marks since it wouldn’t appear that way in 1:1

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20 hours ago, stevez said:

Exactly I've gone back with circular sanding thanks Tom

Great Steve! It’s gonna be a super model!

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Evidently the brine did not have a reaction either your paint? Or did you use a clear coat over the top prior to applying the brine? I am preparing an IH Metro step van for a similar finish so I want to be sure of the correct technique before messing it all up.

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I put directly on tamiya white primer and testor's blue acrylic. No reaction but definitely do a test first to be sure.

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Further along, engine in, interior almost done

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Had to enlarge the front side of the rear wheel well as well. Otherwise fits very well thus far.

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I love the weathering! Where can one get a good ref. guide to weathering?

Alan

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You tube there's lots of ways.  Pastels, salt, sanding you name it

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This really has that " I live on a dirt road" look going on.

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Beautiful weathering and an outstanding build.  Reminds me of the local dragstrip back in the 60's, many of those cars were built for speed and not for corporate sponsor looks.

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Very cool weathering finish, very convincing!   I would like to be brave enough to embark on this process...

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Engine and interior now done.  Thinking of cutting off the front end valance since there's no bumper. Gas tank will be strapped to grill.

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6 hours ago, stevez said:

Engine and interior now done.  Thinking of cutting off the front end valance since there's no bumper. Gas tank will be strapped to grill.

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If you cut the valance off, cut the front fenders also. It is one of the many inaccuracies of this kit.

Your build is looking great though 

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