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Weathering effects: Rust, Chipping, Cracks, Rainmarks etc.


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I'm a beginner and have found a lot of good ideas on this forum. I hope I can give you something with my video below. It is not a tutorial, but rather a summary of a research. I am calling it an inspiration video, but I will soon make the second episode with the colors I recommend which will be a classic "How to" video.

I would be happy if you continue with this topic. For example, I'd like to know how you get the undercarriage dirty. (for a street car, not 4x4)

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This is great, thanks for sharing. I have found the best resources for weathering tutorials (YouTube) is from the guys that built Armor, Tanks, planes, military and Dioramas. Scale Creation World, Night Shift, Scale-a-Ton, and many more. I learned a huge amount from them and I have been fairly successful in recreating weathering with their help. While these are my creations, all of the weathering that I used I learned from these very helpful YouTubers.

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How do you make the amortization caused by salty, coastal air? I'll make a Revell Ford 37' truck with surf and I'd like to make some wear on the paint like the naval aircraft and vessels. I guess it works a bit differently for car paint. Thank you!

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HI!

here's overall rust, done with the "air spray" method, using Tamya's brown lacquer base, then the air spray, then Tamya's acrylics, later scraped with a wet,short bristle cheap Dollar store paint brush. Vallejo washes for the rust "runs". 

Good luck with your project!

CT 

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39 minutes ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Vallejo washes for the rust "runs". 

I like those Vallejo washes too - they work great!  I need to try some of the others from their range besides just the rust colored ones

Cool build! 

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On 8/8/2022 at 1:14 AM, GoForItPainting said:

Salt technique

- I've known about this technique for years but only just tried it for painting my '37 Ford.

 

Looks like a blue robin easter egg candy lol

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The trick to convincing rusting, or weathering, is just NOT to over-do it!  The eye of the beholder will f'ill in the gaps' on a rusty/weathered finish, but too much instantly ruins the effect.  I'm not expert; I do very little of this, but I've fought a lot of 1:1 rust in sixty years!

Also, be aware of what materials do not rust: my favorite was the derelict Chevy Cameo pickup that was in SA's auto show issue a few years back; the builder had a fairly convincing derelict pickup going, but through ignorance of the above, he'd elaborately rusted-out the fender sides, which are of course fiberglass!

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