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need some help
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 4, 2003 6:21 AM
i recently became disabled in a truck accident so to keep from going nuts i am starting to do models again.but it has been 20 years since i done one and i am having afew problems 1-what is dry brushing /2-what is the best way to weather a tank and is rustall good ?if anyone has the time to answer these questions that would be great also my email is pvtone1@adelphia.net if there is someone i could get advise from time to time ok thank you and everyone have a happy new year
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 4, 2003 8:08 AM
Sorry to hear about your accident. I hope you are doing well.

Dry-brushing is using an almost dry brush to apply paint to the raised detail of a model by lightly brushing back and forth over the surface. It simply brings out the detail of the model.

There are many ways to weather. Take a look at these articles.

http://www.track-link.net/articles/13

http://www.track-link.net/articles/18

http://www.missing-lynx.com/articles/german/jbpaint/jbpaint.htm

Rustall is an excellent product. You can make your own rust for pennies. Take a steel wool pad and place in a pan with some water. Let it set outside for a week or two. Presto! Instant rustSmile [:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 5, 2003 7:00 AM
I zapped your e-mail by mistake. SORRY. Good luck with your project.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 6, 2003 9:01 AM
Before you start to dry brush put a wash or two over the model with thinned black or dark brown paint. Let it get into all the cracks on the model. Let it dry for a few days then dry brush it. This will also really help bring out the detail. You can also use the thinned paint to add oil stains and grime streaks after you have done the dry brushing to give your model that worn and dirty look.
Hope this helps.
Pat
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 23, 2003 11:01 AM
A quick note about drybrushing. its an great technique, but takes some time to 'master'

The one hint I can offer... when you think it needs just one more stroke... Stop. you're done Wink [;)]

Cheers.
Mike
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 25, 2003 5:30 PM
Spend some time perusing the various built up AFV models in various galleries such as www.missing-lynx.com

I think that ML has the best ones on the web. Note that AFV weathering is not what it used to be. Many modellers are pulling off spectacular and realistic results without the older method of dark washes followed by drybrushing.

Note the newer style that accentuates dust (light colored) in the recesses and the accents with chipped paint and rust streaking. Personally, I think that this is more realistic looking than the old Verlinden-Tony Greenland style of bright highlights acheived through dry brushing.

Here are a few examples:
http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/german/hetzer_blustig.html

http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/german/mbpanth.htm

http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/german/migpanthg.htm

http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/german/migtiger.htm

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 2, 2003 10:11 AM
thank you ericadeane,i have been checking out alot of different sites and have learned alot.i will be starting my first kit soon.so wish me luck.thanks again to all you modeler's out there you are a great bunch of people
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 2, 2003 11:26 AM
Hi,
OK, dry Brushing i was taught is using a paint brush with very little to almost no paint, and I weather a tank best by using a dremal tool, rust colored paint and real mud. You should take ericadeane's advice and check out missing-lynx .com. It is the best site I've found.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 2:18 PM
hi airbrush i have a dremel tool so how do you use that to weather a tank?

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