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Old 02-15-2009, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys.

Im working on four models for my up-coming web-series. I'd like them to look as real as possible.

Now my question... Should i use a bit of charcoal? Or should i go and lightly paint on the "dirty parts"?

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Old 02-15-2009, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I'm not sure if charcoal would work well on a glossy surface (Skymarks/Risesoon Models), but I never tried it so see for yourself and test it on a surface similar to what you might be working on.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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(sorry if this is too late, BUT)
Yeah, definately do NOT use charcoal; way too messy and wont really get the result you would like. If you insist on using graphite-type things, take a #2 pencil and scribble as hard as you can (dont break it!) on a piece of paper. This will cause little chips of graphite to rub off, resulting in perfect "grub". Dip your finger into it and smear it where you would like on the model. But again, this may have a hard time adhering due to the glossy finish of most models as described by Compass.
My perfered method as follows: Get some acrylic paint (any type should work), black or your choice of "grub" and dilute it with some water on a piece of paper (or any pallete you like). Make sure you have more paint than water (I like 65% paint and 35% water). Now, if you want panel lines on aircraft, take the paint/water and literally paint it ALL OVER the wing, etc. Don't be afraid of ruining the model, cause you wont! Now the fast part. Get a rag/paper towel and wipe off all of the excess paint/water almost immedeatly. Try not to apply too much downward pressure, as this will wipe up the paint/water in the panel lines; apply side-to-side pressure, if that makes any sense.
NOW, if you want dirty areas like engine exhaust fumes area, APU's, etc. this is what I do. Use the same ammount of paint/water mixture (it really varies on what you like though, you must practice on something crappy first!) and dab a big drop of that stuff on the designated "dirty" area. Now, let that sit for, say, three whole seconds. Now comes the fun part! Take rag/paper towel and start dabbing the spot and around it. This should produce the dirty as heck look.
Remember, if you mess up anywhere, you can always get some alcohol and just clean it up.

I have never tried this on a pre-maid model, so I can not tell if these methods will work 100%, but they should produce some positive outcome.

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Thanks billy! I've decided to go clean, then grub it up mid way through season 3 to give it a "worn" look
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You can also hit the railroad section of your local hobby shop. They have weathering powders in just about every shade you can imagine from oil, grime rust, etc.
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or you could hit the makeup section of the grocery store... powders to match every skin tone and some silver and black for those goth girls...

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Andy, more importantly, what kind of look did the people at the counter give you?
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Andy, is that a N scale GP-40? I had half my garage with a N scale layout, U.P. & BNSF desert theme, but took it down for my airliner modeling.
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Andy, more importantly, what kind of look did the people at the counter give you?
Did they ask you if you needed any other "ladies' products"?

... but seriously, the results speak for themselves. I'm impressed with the creative use of materials.
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Billy, Greg, I implore you to try it... You would be surprised how often a woman will stop to talk to you as you browse the ladies' aisles...

Hans, it's a GP38-2 in N scale... Similar, but the GP40 has three turbines on the long hood. What did you happen to do with your equipment? I'm modeling modern BNSF and UP in Southern California.
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