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    Re: Weathering for space

    I'd you might even have little pot marks or holes from micro debris this is floating around space. Especially in orbit around the Earth.
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    That's what I'm thinking.

    It's wrapping my head around weathering in 3 dimensions instead of just down.

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    Re: Weathering for space

    All I can really provide is an example of my "space weathered" Jesta:

    9IFly4A.jpg

    XzS8xNl.jpg

    tToJCUJ.jpg

    I would say mainly focus on paint chipping and scratches from debris. Stain vents and exhausts with soot and dirt. Also pay attention to what direction you mobile suit would be flying (mostly forward) and try to angle any dry brushing in that direction (so towards the back)

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    Re: Weathering for space

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyCruiser View Post
    All I can really provide is an example of my "space weathered" Jesta:

    9IFly4A.jpg

    XzS8xNl.jpg

    tToJCUJ.jpg

    I would say mainly focus on paint chipping and scratches from debris. Stain vents and exhausts with soot and dirt. Also pay attention to what direction you mobile suit would be flying (mostly forward) and try to angle any dry brushing in that direction (so towards the back)
    Space weathered??? Damn pilot hit a satellite from the looks of that shield.
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    Re: Weathering for space

    Quote Originally Posted by Darzer View Post
    Space weathered??? Damn pilot hit a satellite from the looks of that shield.
    I guess I should've mentioned he was battle damaged too :P but the weathering job was meant to represent more of a space battle than any ground battle due to the lack of heavy amounts of mud or sand on the model

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    Re: Weathering for space

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyCruiser View Post
    I guess I should've mentioned he was battle damaged too :P but the weathering job was meant to represent more of a space battle than any ground battle due to the lack of heavy amounts of mud or sand on the model

    I know. Look good all around though.
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    Re: Battle Damage

    lol I'm also working on the same scene. I'm making a diorama using the HG Alex and HG Zaku FZ.

    Considering it's a beam saber that is going through the Zaku, I would use a soldering iron.

    That's what I use for saber slashes and energy blasts.

    The saber also goes all the way through the model so I would make the entry and exit holes using the soldering iron then connect them with a tunnel using a drill bit on a dremel.

    That's what I plan to do to fit the saber all the way through the hole and it should look realistic. I would make the entry larger that the exit and make the exit as if it is melting around the saber.

    Here's a video I made on how to use a soldering iron for battle damage:


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    Weathering for dummies

    I want to start weathering some of my kits, but I have no idea where to start. There's countless tutorials and paints and other such stuff, but where does one begin? I've got two old NG Gundam Wing kits that cry out to be beaten and damaged! Any recommendations?
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    Re: Weathering for dummies

    Honestly, just find some old beater kits and try everything. There's really no better way to learn how than to do. As you said, there are tons of tutorials out there; pick a couple of techniques that you think look cool, and try them out.

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    Re: Weathering for dummies

    Quote Originally Posted by Plamobot View Post
    I want to start weathering some of my kits, but I have no idea where to start. There's countless tutorials and paints and other such stuff, but where does one begin? I've got two old NG Gundam Wing kits that cry out to be beaten and damaged! Any recommendations?
    Start with these, then a flat coat:

    http://www.amazon.com/TAMIYA-Weather...ing+master+set

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    Re: Weathering/Battle Damage thread

    I kinds just use a couple basic things. For bullet holes I drill a hole with a pin vise then wiggle an exacto knife blade and make kind of a jagged hole. Then I paint some silver in it and add a black wash. Then for like scratches sometimes I make a line of paint darker than the armor color and then on top a line of silver leaving the darker armor color showing just barely to give it depth.

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    Re: Weathering/Battle Damage thread

    I also like to use a soldering iron for my battle damage, and I have just gotten into actually painting my kits. I was wondering if damage with a soldering iron should be done before or after painting?

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    Re: Weathering/Battle Damage thread

    always before. and remember less is more with weathering and the amount of damage.

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    Re: Weathering/Battle Damage thread

    Thanks!

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    Re: Weathering/Battle Damage thread

    You can do it after as well if you're careful.


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