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Hopefully someone might be able to help. I want to apply weathering to my IG but they are in an urban setting. I'm wondering how to go about doing this as obviously mud stains would be out but in a city of ruins brick dust etc would quickly build up. Any ideas of how to replicate this on armoured vehicles would be appreciated as well.
near their feet (or tracks) you could just lightly drybrush grey or black and go heavier the further down you go, stick a few scratches here and there and there ya go;Y
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This is something im struggling with for one of my tanks (and its painted black aaargh). As for infantry I found that chalks look good. Once the infantry are painted and suitably based use black brown and orange chalks in varying quantities. Look at pictures of mud splatter for the areas where it will gather (or run around in a field for a bit with light coloured trousers on ).
The key is really the base, if it looks suitably urban then infantry weathering is easy. And onto tanks...
Whilst I have had problems with my dark coloured tank light coloured tanks I have found easy to do. Firstly stowage added makes a lot of difference (somehow gives it an urban feel if done right) Next use the same palette of chalks as above brush them into recesses, use some as a sligth wash and dont forget some grey drybrushing. If its a darker colured tank then go for some heavier drybrushing and also add white chalk to the mix for weathering.
As for what type of chalks I've found that my artists chalk pastels are good enough, I think that actual chalk, as in blackboard stuff, might be a bit too coarse but experimenting may find some use. There are actual weathering chalks and pigments out there specifically for this stuff but as far as I remember they are expensive however ive never used them. If you do want to loo for them MIG pigments seem a good bet.
TO add interest to the vehicle scratches (as said above) will help give the feeling of stone damage, a light drybrush with metals can help aswell!
Good luck, hope that helps
Thanks for the tips. All my Cadians have scuffed armour and metal patches, I have done battle damage on around a third of them.
I'll experiment and see what I come up with.
Mud is not completely out in Urban Warfare. Underneath all the concrete is still dirt, and therefor mud. Rust is also a good weathering technique.
Perhaps rust stains? If your walk through rusting crap long enough it's sure to smear orange and brown rsut stains on your lower legs...
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