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ESB flight suit weathering help

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    ESB flight suit weathering help

    I have never weathered cloth and was just wondering what the best way to go is. I haven't airbrushed but should I go that way since its not really detailed. Or should I go rattle can and mist it? And also with rattle cans does it matter if its enamel or acrylic or can I just grab any old flat black and grey primer and get into it? Any and all advice is welcomed!

    Ozzy

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    I used rattle cans and just misted it. One was flat black and the other color was satin khaki. Still working on perfecting the blend but this is what I have so far:


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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    So does it matter if its acrylic or enamel? I thought that enamel might make the cloth go a bit stiff or because you don't use so much it's ok? I'm just having trouble finding a suitable cloth spray.

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    I have read that you can mix some acrylic paint with water and use a spray bottle to apply it to a damp flight suit. I have not tried this yet with my flight suit but this is the method I will be going with. I can't find the link to the tutorial at the moment but its here somewhere.

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Thanks guys I took the plunge and used black spray paint. I will post a pic later

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Heres a link to a photo of my flight suit, for some reason I cant get a photo to upload. At first I thought I may have gone to dark but after looking at it for a while I think its ok. I just used flat black spray paint and for some areas I actually used a pot scrubber just to dirty it up a bit which did give it a slight dirty look. Let me know what you think. I can post some with armour on as well if you want.


    http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/.../P10003621.jpg
    Last edited by Ausar; Apr 25, 2013 at 3:20 AM.

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Wow!!! just saw your pics Brother looking Bad ***. nice work Mr.

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    For some reason I cant upload photos so heres a link to my Photo Bucket, they aren't the best photos but you get the idea. Let me know what you think

    http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/...44b8650c1c.jpg

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Looks great, the entire costume. Couldn't tell how dirty the flak vest was but looks like it could use some dirtying up too.
    Great looking suit Ausar....

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Here is a more recent pic of mine...all i used was krylon black primer misted onto it in the key areas and lightly pretty much all over. Same with the vest. Below the knees has more than the rest in general.

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Can't tell if that's Lou or Boba. Perfect costume....

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    syllander said: View Post
    Can't tell if that's Lou or Boba. Perfect costume....
    Wow..well thank you very much man!

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Yeah Lou, great suit.

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    Yeah Lou, great suit.
    Thanks JC

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Going to start weathering mine tomorrow....gonna try the same tips here. Krylon flat black primer, and I got some ruddy brown for good measure. Going to be extremely cautious with the brown though....

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Yea that should work out fine. In the ESB promo shoot i didnt see any browns in there but a little here and there im sure would still look good

    I actually need to redo mine under the knees as over the years its faded a bit.

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Thanks for the tips and great job! Some of my weather has faded a bit as well. Out of curiousity, what about weathering on leather? Whats a good way to get some permanent looking filth on the leather components without destroying them. Like the ammo pouches / belt for example. Anyone have suggestions?

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    The krylon black primer is like that franks redhot sauce...i put that ****** on everything lol

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Yup, black primer. That is all you need for soft part weathering. Didn't use the brown at all. Got to hit the FS a little more. Probably was a little too cautious. Still have to hit the flak jacket too.

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Hahaha! I love those frank red hot commercials

    Flat black is definitely a must have. But I have also used charcoal (watered down). Only reason for this was to limit the "spray drops" and try to blend it in to more of a stain look.

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    Hmmmmm. might try that. Was it charcoal pastels or what?

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    I liked the look of dilluting down some dirty browny black acrylic washes and sort of rubbing that dirty wash into the seams and crevices on the suit. It gives it a nice grimy depth you dont get with misting. Also works great as a kind of dirty bath for the flakvest if its all white and shiny... =)

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    Re: ESB flight suit weathering help

    When you say acrylic wash....what exactly is that? Diluted acrylic paint?

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    yea an acrylic wash is exactly that, watered down acrylic

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