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Omega Mando Armor WIP ( Pre Approval Pics up)
« on: Mar 24, 2012, 10:42 AM »
Only One Piece for the time being.  I wanted to try it out and see if it looks right, any pointers?

« Last Edit: Aug 26, 2012, 12:41 PM by Omega »

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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #1 on: Mar 24, 2012, 05:06 PM »
Well. i know of two types of weathering but my favorite is always the same. I like to take a large paint brush and spray the tips of it with silver paint. lightly brush it against the edges of your pieces and against any part where the texture may be raised a little. maybe scrape it on some concrete a little then lightly brush over the scraped parts that may have been risen a little.

Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #2 on: Mar 24, 2012, 05:16 PM »
Looks a little blotchy but easy to save, just scratch it a bit from blotch to blotch. I use a bit of all weathering, from dry brushing to layered. Look here for some tips,

http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23363

Here are the WIKI tips ;)

http://mandalorianmercs.org/wiki/index.php5?title=Tutorials

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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #3 on: Mar 25, 2012, 09:41 PM »


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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #4 on: Mar 25, 2012, 11:20 PM »
That weathering looks better, but I don't think it works with the blue.
I think the blue paint or decal or whatever you intend it to be would have worn off first.  You kinda have it backwards.
And I know Mando's wear their battle scars like trophies, but I don't really see any of them adding new paint elements over top of this kind of weathering.

I did mine this way.  And it was really simple.
I used some rough sandpaper on my armor plate.  It left a few gouges or kind of deep scratches, which is fine.
I added gray primer.
Be sure to give each layer of paint a lot of time to dry and settle.
This was followed by silver metallic glossy paint.  I think it was brilliant silver or something.
From here I took some mustard and smeared it on in the corners.  I used my fingers and a toothpick to apply it around the edges or in areas that would take damage or get rubbed or smacked a lot.  Use plenty of mustard.  Use the toothpick to make the mustard appear to have jagged, uneven edges.  You don't want it to look like it was dripped or spread on.
Then I chose a base coat.  In my case, it was hunter green.  In Boba Fetts case, I think it was yellow.  I picked the paint/primer mix, but I don't think that's necessary.  I added many layers of this color so when you remove the mustard at the end of this process, you get a nice 3-D effect.
When everything had plenty of time to dry, I added more mustard.  I used it to slightly expand existing weathering - I surrounded some spots that already had mustard.  I wouldn't do this with every single spot, though.  I also added it to a few new spots here and there to make it look like I've been scratched or hit by something that only took off one layer of paint.
I then applied many coats of my final color.
After everything has had time to dry, I used my fingernails, a paper towel and a butter knife to remove the mustard.  Don't press too hard or you'll strip layers of paint you don't want to strip.  Scraping it off under warm running water helps too.

Now you should have a base layer of shiny metal with a few visible scratches (from the sandpaper - the other scratches have been filled in by the layers of colored paint).  And your armor has some logical, realistic weathering.  I think 2 layers / colors of paint really sells the weathering a lot.
After all of this I chose to coat everything with some clear enamel paint.
Then I added blackwash.  You seem to know how to blackwash.

This is just how I did my weathering.  I've seen a lot of different techniques and they all look great, but I thought this technique was very easy and took little to no skill at all to pull off (which is a major plus for me).

A few tips to remember are:
Avoid patchy or blotchy spots.  Step back and look at it, and if it looks spotted, you probably aren't doing it right.
Remember to ask yourself WHY would the paint be worn off in THIS spot.  Why would your black layer be worn off and your blue layer isn't?
Once you pick a technique and want to move on with your armor, try to work on all of it together.  Frequently put everything together on the floor and make sure it all fits.  I had this problem recently when I gave my torso armor some extensive weathering but neglected my knees, thighs, helmet and shoulders - which should all be weathered more than my torso but look almost new.

Anyway, you can see the difference here.  New paint:



Old paint:
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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #5 on: Mar 26, 2012, 03:28 PM »
I agree 100% I have yet to finish the weathering, I really wanted to give it some semblance of a design, im going to go back and wreck that blue quite a bit. I just  needed to off set the black a bit.

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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #6 on: Mar 28, 2012, 02:55 PM »
I'm no construction specialist or anything, but I've worn armor and weapons in the real world for years, and Blackbird is correct.

Certain bits weather and others do not. Think very carefully on what would do what, and why.


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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #7 on: Mar 29, 2012, 03:41 PM »
The More I think about it, the more gracious I am.  You guys are a great help.  :)  Ive rethought it and its drying right meow.  But here's the belt buckle for my loin cloth  with the base coat and weathering.  Whadya think?



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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #8 on: Mar 29, 2012, 03:47 PM »
Now that is the look your Trying for Vod ....  ;)


Nice Work ...  8)

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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #9 on: Mar 29, 2012, 03:51 PM »
Now that is the look your Trying for Vod ....  ;)


Nice Work ...  8)


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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #10 on: Mar 29, 2012, 04:30 PM »
Lookin good pal, just give it some light scratches now ;)

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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #11 on: Mar 29, 2012, 04:39 PM »
The tops of those buttons on the buckle are raised, correct? They're too untouched if you have scratches next to them.

Protip: Testors bottle model paint silver is almost exactly the same shade as Krylon brilliant silver

Also, once you've done your layers, before you blackwash use #0000 or #000 steel wool to lightly sand over all the layers. It will minimize the shine and blend the layers of color together (depositing darker color on lighter colors) to meld the colors a bit and give it more unity. It did wonders to make the Gloss Sun Yellow paint on my Fett plates look like flat Armor UP yellow (the right shade)
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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #12 on: Mar 29, 2012, 04:57 PM »
Hit it up with some light scratches. Usually, I tend to do this by actually lightly rubbing the item up against things.  Not too hard where it goes through too many layers of paint...but enough that it marrs it a bit.

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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #13 on: Mar 29, 2012, 05:22 PM »
SO much Advice!!! lol Thanks for every bit of it. 

These three pieces have the Primary Color over the camouflage Black.  I know its hard to differentiate with the glare. As soon as this layer has dried I will begin scratching and scraping.  Then comes the Blue accent color. 






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Re: Attempting Legit Weathering...
« Reply #14 on: Mar 29, 2012, 11:31 PM »
Oh and for long term durability you'll want to use enamel paint, or at least seal it with a clear enamel (Testors Dullcote)

The paint is much more durable and will hold up to scratching and wear and tear without scatching down to bare plastic as easily. This will however slow your layer time as it needs at least 24 hours to cure in ideal conditions (inside) before it's ready to de-mask.

 


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