Weathering

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Im wanting to get into weathering cars wats a easy tech or way of doing it (step by step)

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That's a question where you will get many answers. Everyone's process is different. I use a combination of painting techniques, sanding, sophisticated finishes rust system and earth tone pastel chalks. Hard to describe in writing.

There are a couple books on this. One from Virgil aka Dr. Cranky and another called Underhalin'.

We sure know Cranky's stuff it top rate so I'd probably start there..

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Ok thanks whats a quick way of doing it and it still look good

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A basic quick thing you can do is weather with pastel powders. You buy the pastel chalk from and artist store and grind the colors you want into a fine power.Then you get an old worn out paint brush and blot/ brush it on to say a chassis.If you mess up you just use water to remove it. Here is a basic road worn chassis that I did on my Hudson Hornet.

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Ok thanks whats a quick way of doing it and it still look good

There is no quick way to do it good. Quick looks quick. Ebay is littered with guys who thought they could smear a little dirt and rust on an old glue bomb and sell it as a beater. Let's just say I see a lot more cars done wrong than right. I'm so tired of seeing models with rusty tires and seats!

If indeed you wish to do it right, follow the build threads on this board and learn it step by step. As said above there are a bunch of different techniques and you'll figure out your own style. Like model building itself, weathering is an art. And any art takes time and practice to master.

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I'm so tired of seeing models with rusty tires and seats!

so true Tom...

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A basic quick thing you can do is weather with pastel powders. You buy the pastel chalk from and artist store and grind the colors you want into a fine power.Then you get an old worn out paint brush and blot/ brush it on to say a chassis.If you mess up you just use water to remove it. Here is a basic road worn chassis that I did on my Hudson Hornet. [img=http://images49.fotki.com/v559/photos/0/1858330/11222048/DSC_1928-vi.jpg]
where can you get the powders and is there certian brands better than others

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Rustall weatering system is an easy way to start. Just practice with it until you get the concept down and when you get the basic concept of it you can start mixing your own paint combinations to get the effects you are after. Tamiya also makes a weathering kit that is easy to use and is one of the products I like to use. I research military model mags and blogs to learn tips and techniqes on how they weather their models. Dr.Cranky is one of the modelers on this site and he offers great tips on weathering at his youtube channel.

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where can you get the powders and is there certian brands better than others

Alpha Colors has an excellent set , local hobby shop or art stores carry them .

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