How do YOU do this and what do you recommend? I have seen several things people do: Black wash spray (water & paint misted), chalk dusting with a brush, and Flat Paint mist standing several feet back. Here are details on what I've done & what I want:
All my paints are Gloss Enamel, which I've wet sanded down with 1000 grit. This took most the gloss away, but still semi-reflective. I tried a spot with wet 600 grit, which dulled it down too much, drastically fading the color (not looking worn, just lighter & sanded lol). I have my scratches & paint peeling down, but not the color-fading. I'm now wanting to weather & dirty up the armor so that it looks WORN and OLD (like I didn't give a **** about it). Much like Boba Fett's helmet has the faded green appearance.
I want it all to have a uniform sun-faded, dirty look, as if I spent too much time in windy conditions on Tattooine.
I think the black wash would look good & uniform, but might make it look grimey and less worn/faded.
I think the chalk dusting will work good, but time consuming & less uniform.
I think the Flat paint Mist will be fade it, but in even less uniform the previous two options.
Could anyone comment on comparing these methods for fading & uniformal Dirtying, or have new methods to add to this?