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weathering metal finishes without killing shine

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  • Member since
    November 2005
weathering metal finishes without killing shine
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 10:37 AM
Can anybody give me some hints about how to avoid taking out the shine on an aircraft with metal finish when weathering and fixating the weathering to the plane..... thanks
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 16, 2003 1:16 AM
Smile [:)]The weathering process on real aircraft would remove the shine. In my humble opinion a natural metal finish that is to shiny looks toy like. Recently I have started giving NMFs a cote of Klear (Future) before weathering. I use artists oil paint for a wash, in the case of a NMF I use a dark grey. I am actually toying with the idea of giving my latest NMF finished model, a P47N Thunderbolt, a cote af matt, or more likely semi-matt varnish. You can see this model, at the wash stage, at the MSN picture site at Armorama.
However if you want to keep your NMF shiny you would probably need a very controlled method of accentuating the panel lines (I'm guessing thats what you mean by weathering and retaining the shine), cos like I say a weathered aircraft would loos it's shine, to some degree. One method would be to use a draughtmans pen. the type with the very fine nibs. One make that springs to mind is Rotring. They come in different colours. I don't know if they will work on a shiny NMF thoughCool [8D]
Hope this helps.

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