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Offline Kit Fisto

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Need weathering pictures
« on: September 21, 2005, 09:36 AM »
Hi,

I'm currently working on my 3-monthly customizing article for the Belgian  Star Wars fan club. For this edition, I decided to inform our readers about the diffirent techniques of weathering. So now I'm looking for sharp (close-up) pics of weathered ships, vehicles and figures.
I know how many talented customizers here have done awesome jobs with weathering, so it would be awesome if you guys would post your works here. I'll use as many of them as I can to publish in our club magazine, the rest will be put online at  www.teekay-421.be

Thanx a lot in advance for the help!
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Re: Need weathering pictures
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2005, 10:22 AM »
Well, my techinique is called dry brushing, which I think is a pretty well known technique.

What I do is get several differnent colors for a dry brush.  Depending on the color of the figure parts that are to be dry brushed, I try and find an opposite color.  Like if it's a black figure, then maybe I will use a yellow or white color for the dry brush.  If it's a light colored figure, then the dry brush will need to be applied with a darker color.

Technique - On a paper plate (or whatever) put a couple of smears of paint onto it.  Use your paint brush (not a fine detailing brush, but a thicker one) and dab it in the paint some.  Then run the brush onto a surface to get rid of "most" of the paint.  You can then start stroking the brush bristles against the figure, and ever so slightly the paint will appear to start showing over the details of the figure's sculpt.  The idea is to have to "force" the brush firmly against the figure to get any paint off the bristles.  Repeat as necessary.

Dry brushing seems to work best on a figure that has already been painted.  For example, if you were to dry brush a TIE fighter pilot, I would suggest repainting him black first, then doing the dry brush.

Here's a few examples of dry brushing that I've done.















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Re: Need weathering pictures
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2005, 10:57 AM »
Thanx dude! Those will work out great!

But that doesn't mean I have enough ;)
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Re: Need weathering pictures
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2005, 02:55 PM »


Here are a few starfighters that I have done recently.....
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Re: Need weathering pictures
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2005, 03:55 PM »
Coeli, how in the world did you get those to look so realistic?  They really look like movie props, especially the ARC-170.
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Re: Need weathering pictures
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2005, 03:58 PM »
Because of his bad haircut. ;D

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Re: Need weathering pictures
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2005, 04:18 PM »
Coeli. That's awsome! Can you tell me how you did the weathering with the ARC 170?

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Re: Need weathering pictures
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2005, 04:33 PM »
You have to have a really bad haircut............. ;D
Actually, this thing was really easy! I just gave it a wash (Apple Barrels black, water and a drop of soap) and then drybrushed it with more black and then silver. I did it in like half an hour!
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Re: Need weathering pictures
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2005, 05:08 PM »
My only pics where the "weathering" is visible are these:




I think the Commander Cody has too much battle damage  :-\
The weathering for these is a combination of drybrushing, smearing (wiping off wet paint), and various light washes to a small degree.
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Re: Need weathering pictures
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2005, 11:40 AM »

Man, I love this custom! Talk about cannon fodder! I really like your other clones but this one is really cool! Might I suggest  getting some black nylon stockings(maybe the wife/girlfriend has some she could part with) and put some small strips of it, torn up and frayed around the armor to represent what would be left of his body suit underneath the armor.
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Re: Need weathering pictures
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2005, 01:32 PM »
Man, I love this custom! Talk about cannon fodder! I really like your other clones but this one is really cool! Might I suggest  getting some black nylon stockings(maybe the wife/girlfriend has some she could part with) and put some small strips of it, torn up and frayed around the armor to represent what would be left of his body suit underneath the armor.

Thanks, that's a great suggestion, I was going to use some black fabric but that was way too thick.  I think the black nylons would work though, I'll ask my girlfriend if she has any old pairs... Thanks for the feedback!
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
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and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.