Soft part weathering?

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    Soft part weathering?

    It was mentioneed, which i agree, that some of the soft fabric parts need a little (or more than a little!) weathering... What options do I have to do this?

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    Re: Soft part weathering?

    The majority of the weathering I do, is with an airbrush. I mist greys, blacks, and browns on almost all of my soft parts. I've also used a spray bottle with black dye do some weathering, but you get much better control with an airbrush.
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    Re: Soft part weathering?

    i do most of mine with either rattlecans or airbrush.

    greys and blacks i usually use the rattlecans, browns the airbrush. mostly because the variety of brown spraycans is less than exciting.

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    Re: Soft part weathering?

    I weathered my entire suit with an airbrush, even the softparts. I used acrylic airbrush paint and thinned it so where I could get a lot out of it and went to work. The end result was great.

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    Re: Soft part weathering?

    Thanks... I'll be using the rattlecan method (as I don't have an airbrush)... Thought about the brown and blacks but didn't think about the grey..

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    Re: Soft part weathering?

    Your signatiure says you're a TD. Did you use Fuller's Earth to weather your TK armor? I used the Fuller's Earth to weather my soft parts, and it actually worked out really well.

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    Re: Soft part weathering?

    Remember if you use rattle cans to spray from several feet away to mist so you don't get those nasty unwanted glops of black on the suit.

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    Re: Soft part weathering?

    Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    Your signatiure says you're a TD. Did you use Fuller's Earth to weather your TK armor? I used the Fuller's Earth to weather my soft parts, and it actually worked out really well.
    I used dry brushing the armor - didn't use Fullers Earth (but had thought about it/wanted to...)

    ...and I heard about the distance thing on the paint - always good to hear it again though to make sure it stays in my thick skull...

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