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This thread is to discuss the hot topic of weathering, whether it is an old rusty leman russ tank or a battle hardened chaos warriors boots, we all want to make our models look like they really have been to war.
Feel free to post your own weathering questions or tips in this thread as a resource for others to use.
Some of my own.
Dan has just asked me to pop a couple of bits n pieces on here so here goes.
Firstly, I did a tutorial a little while ago on chipped paint and weathering yellow.......... HERE
If you don't own it get the FW model masterclass book and, if you can find copies, have a look at the Verlinden range of military modelling books. THEY ARE AWESOME!
And here is a few miniatures I've used different effects on. One of the things I think is critical about all weathering is to consider where would see wear and also who is using the vehicles. Some kit will be well looked after and others less so dependant on race and operational parameters of the force. Hence, the Sister's Exorcist is very 'clean' in comparision to the ork stuff.
I thought I'd chime in with my two cents on the issue of weathering since beginning to realise that it will add alot of depth to my vehicles which otherwise look very bland compared to the rest of my army which is coming along nicely thanks to the techniques I've found whilst using this website over a long period of time... a couple of years at LEAST!
well from what i've learnt! interestingly from And Justice For All, Danjones and a myriad of other users is that rushing models is basically a sin. Take your time and eventually you'll have an army that not only looks amazing but your proud to say is yours.
In reference to weathering I followed And Justice For All's tutorial on weathering yellow but tweaked it for my army (Crimson Fists)... I'm ecstatic with the outcome.. really looks very good. (Picture's below)
As well as this I have recently purchased the Tamiya Weathering Master Set B which can be found here: Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick
I purchased from my Local Model Zone in the Westfield Derby. Brilliant shop
I didn't even realise this existed until visiting Ravendove's Sons Of Orar thread which is coming along very nicely. Anyway there is an example of using the soot on a tank on page 6 of the thread:
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ns-orar-6.html (Ravendove's Sons of Orar)
I will be doing this to my tanks as well in the future. when I have enough time to think because currently my dissertation is the bane of my life.
here are my attempts at weathering Red and Blue.
My homage to my time spent at Libararium Online:
I'd like to offer a thread of mine which goes pretty in-depth of weathering, both in technique and materials used.
It's a bit too much to just copy here as it's quite a comprehensive progress log for the painting of a large scale FW Space Marine. All techniques used are perfectly suited for vehicles and display pieces but everything used can also be perfectly adapted for use on smaller models.
So, my two cents to this pool of knowledge:
Forgeworld Space Marine
Definite rep! I recently picked up a few Tamiya weathering kits myself and should be posting results here fairly shortly. I am totally interested in where this thread is going to go. Consider myself subscribed!
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I thought I would put some of my shots up (I really want to get all my Orks done before I started to upload them).
When I started this army I hadnt painted anything since 3rd edition in any detail just the odd model I thought looked good. I want to thank Justice for all for his thread as it inspired me to practically repaint all my tanks lol.
So for some Orky stuffs, I use mainly a sponge, FW weathering powder.
Looted Space Wolf Pred
Grot tanks (before I knew of the spong)
anyone have a mud tutorial? I have been searching and havent found anything good. My ork bikers and trukks needs soem mud on the wheels because they look a little to clean and unorky without it
Check out my new and frequently updated WH40K Ork blog to see pics, tutorials, reviews and much much more...http://thegreentide.blogspot.com/
Just started back in 40k and going to build up a mech guard army... This will def keep me happy with all these tanks
Brokendoll Miniature Painting - (Coming Soon)
Muse2k8's Painting Antics (WIP and Finished Models thread)