How to Weather a Plastic Kit without Painting Part 2

How to Weather a Plastic Kit without Painting Part 2

  Back for the second part on how to turn plastic into pure weathered gold!  Seriously, this is the fun bit, wear, tear and mud. Step 8:  Basic Weathering using a streaking grime. Step 9:  Mud! – it really makes all the difference.  The trick is to learn how to spatter a brush over a cocktail stick and actually hit your model in the right place. Step 10:  Metal areas – how to make them look really real. Step 11: Pigment Splashes – we’re on to the final weathering stages. This is similar to the mud but with liquid pigments to add a different texture. Step 12: Pigment Mud – the final step – hurrah!

The “Real” World

Halo Master Chief Photos by 343 Industries
Halo Master Chief Photos by 343 Industries
Halo Master Chief Photos by 343 Industries
Halo Master Chief Photos by 343 Industries
Halo Master Chief Photos by 343 Industries
Halo Master Chief Photos by 343 Industries
Halo Master Chief Photos by 343 Industries
Halo Master Chief Photos by 343 Industries
Halo Master Chief Photos by 343 Industries
Halo Master Chief Photos by 343 Industries


Materials

  • Acrylic Varnish such as AK interactive or Vallejo
  • Vallejo Black Grey paint 70.862 – one of my favourite colours!
  • Mig Dark Wash – PO220 – other brands such as Ammo by Mig or AK Interactive make similar products
  • White spirit or branded wash thinner
  • AK Interactive Slimy Grime Dark – AK026
  • Tamiya Chrome Paint – X-11
  • AK Interactive Streaking Grime – AK012 – this has a brownish tone for the dirt
  • AK Interactive Dark Steel Pigment – AK086
  • Lifecolor Liquid Pigments – Frame Dirt LPW 24 and Carriage Grime LPW 22
  • AK Interactive Dark Earth pigment – AK081
  • Pigment Fixer – Mig00249 – Ammo by Mig and AK Interactive do similar products
  • Required reading – Mecha by Mig Jimenez

Index

  • 00:18 Method
  • 11:49 Final Result
  • 12:32 Mini Kathys

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