Chipped paint and oil paint weathering part 3

Discussion in 'Modeling Tips' started by modeltruckshop, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Now that the chipping is complete I will show a few sample of how oil paints can be used for some weathering effects. While they do not work well at all to paint parts and pieces for washes, filters and fading they look great.
    Most of what I use is Windsor and Newton, mainly because I found them cheap. But they are probably the best easy to access oil paint that is sold at art stores or hobby stores. There are plenty of cheap options too but a tube will last years of any oil. I use both a plastic pallet and a piece of cardboard. Each offers an advantage. The cardboard helps absorb some oils from the pigments to make the paint thick or stiffer. The plastic pallets allow the paint to be thinned buy adding odorless thinner.
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    Here is a panel from my MKT wrecker. All white on one side and white with a rusty wash over it on the other side.
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    You can see the difference a wsh makes to the original color. This wash is applied by taking a pea sized drop of oil paint. It is then thinned gradually until it is almost like tea. Basically like tinted thinner. With a wide flat brush apply the wash in vertical smooth strokes. All the way from top to bottom on the first pass. After each pass soak excess oil off the brush on a paper towel. Once this has completely dried give a light coat of dulcoat to protect it.
    For the next coat repeat the process but with varied amounts of paint to make panels look like some have more or less grime. It will be easy to apply and can be taken off if you decide there is too much. Just wash out the brush in thinner and use clear thinner just like the paint had been applied. It will easily come off.
    Again when you are happy with it lightly dulcoat. If there are any heavier streaks of rust add them now with a small pointed brush. Then clear again.
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    Some other effects are easy using thinned oil. Things like fuel spills, leaks and rust spots. With spills, like rust the paint is just pulled down thicker to thinner.
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    Rust puddles are created buy simply loading up the brush with very thin mixtures of paint and thinner and placing them in the desired spot. Call it a night and walk away. They will dry up in that spot.
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    Small washes can be used to highlight small details. Like around the body parts here.
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    Hopefully this helps a little. Ask away if there are questions. The key with oils is to thin them a bunch and add more don't do it to heavy first, but if it is overdone it can be taken of easily unless it has been clear coated.

    Thanks,Steve
     
  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Thank you Steve, I will try your technique on weathering on my layout. I have no experience in weathering so I appreciate your help.
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    Your modeling skills are fabulous, they look so real, that's because they are!!! The instructions are easy to follow and of course we like seeing photos of your work too.
    Thanks

    Joe
     
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  3. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thank you Joe! I appreciate it. Hopefully this helps. I will keep adding more here too. If you try a project or even practicing on old stuff and have any questions let me know I will gladly help if I can.
     
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