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Old 14-09-2005, 12:08 AM   #1
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Some of you might have heard this before and it relates more to the older Anderson series but here's a quick and dirty (literally) method of adding weathering.

Let's say you want to emphasise a panel line. Draw it on with a ball point pen, pencil or cut it in with a blade. Take a sheet of paper and using a soft pencil, scribble a patch of pencil lead firmly near the edge of the paper. Offer up the edge of the paper to the panel line and then, starting with your finger on the paper scribble, draw your finger off the paper either downwards or in the direction of the model's "slipstream". On removing the paper, you'll find you've added a subtle stain effect to one side of the panel line that can look very effective, particularly on aircraft models. In practice you need to put the edge of the paper a millimetre or so above or to the side of the panel line as there tends to be a narrow blank area as your finger steps down off the paper.
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Gives it that "greasy" look!
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Old 14-09-2005, 09:45 PM   #3
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Tinted hairspray or oil washes are generally best for that. Also Fine Scale Modeler magazine frequently presents all sorts of useful weathering techniques.
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