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Recommend a good book on building weathering?

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dlh
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    March, 2017
Recommend a good book on building weathering?
Posted by dlh on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:16 AM

I have a North Cormorant model that I'm going to build after my skills improve.  I have no experience in weathering or acrylics.  My builds so far are model cars using airbrushed enamels and lacquers.  I'd like to start reading about weathering techniqes and thought that weathering buildings would be the closest skill set for the oil platform.

Good books?

Thanks,

Dave

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:35 PM

I would think ship weathering techniques would work on an oil platform. Have a look for some of that stuff.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:52 PM

There are lots of good photos online. I found one fairly funny site with the pros and cons of working on it.

To me it looks pretty well maintained, incredible amount of detail.

Per what Stik suggested, ship model weathering makes sense, in addition to whatever crud occurs from the production activity.

In that regard, my preference is to paint my model with acrylics, and then seal it with clear acrylic like Future floor finish.

Over that I do my weathering with oil paint diluted with turpenol. That doesn't attack the acrylic undercoats, and can be removed if it doesn't go well.

It would be fun to watch this when you get to it.

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:48 PM

You may want to look at some model railroading books.

Railroaders "invented " weathering.

Of course now I'm going to get it from the Armor guys.....

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:16 AM

Hi Dave ;

 One thing you Must remember .The North Cormorant is in the ocean .Salt is in the air and all around this beast .The panels need to be lighter at the bottom .Remember moisture runs down flat surfaces .

 Greyish white to frosty white , letting the base colors show through . Also rust is places the crew can't get to to paint and clean .That's why the Navy had the Bosun's strikers swab decks in the morning .

 Fresh Water washdown was used to just after arriving at port . Always figure in a salty environment , that everything will be faded in ways that also show wind and weather patterns .

 Kinda like moss on a tree .  T.B.

dlh
  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by dlh on Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:23 PM

Tanker - Builder

Hi Dave ;

 One thing you Must remember .The North Cormorant is in the ocean .Salt is in the air and all around this beast .The panels need to be lighter at the bottom .Remember moisture runs down flat surfaces .

 Greyish white to frosty white , letting the base colors show through . Also rust is places the crew can't get to to paint and clean .That's why the Navy had the Bosun's strikers swab decks in the morning .

 Fresh Water washdown was used to just after arriving at port . Always figure in a salty environment , that everything will be faded in ways that also show wind and weather patterns .

 Kinda like moss on a tree .  T.B.

 

Thanks for the very detailed reply. That's just the sort of advice I need.

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