Weathering Flightsuit

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    Weathering Flightsuit

    So, I need to weather my boba suit a bit today. Id like any surggestions anyone wants to offer up.

    I made the vest and suit out of same color, im going to dirty up the suit and leave the vest, to add some contrast.

    Just lightly mist the suit with blacks, browns and grays?

    Thanks.
    Mason

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    Re: Weathering Flightsuit

    Stormrider said: View Post
    Just lightly mist the suit with blacks, browns and grays?
    That's what I did

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    Re: Weathering Flightsuit

    Thanks. wish me luck.
    Tonights the last day of the build, hes taking it to the first of the parties.

    Want it just right.

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    Re: Weathering Flightsuit

    I haven't weathered my flightsuit or vest yet either. It's the scariest part for me because there's no going back once you do it!

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    Re: Weathering Flightsuit

    I used a misting of paints myself.
    Mune were the same paints we use for "woodgraining" the buttstocks.
    Mohawk rattle-cans
    they are more like spray-on stains than paint
    They do wash out a little each time you was the jumpsuit.
    so "there's no going back once you do it!" isn't neccessarily true
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...ghlight=mohawk

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    Re: Weathering Flightsuit

    Likewise, i went with misting. I used flat black, red-brown and some grays. All rattle cans. And yes, they do wash out alittle...I had to redo mine twice so far...just to keep it 'dirty' enough.

    Tim.

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    Re: Weathering Flightsuit

    I started mine by rubbing on my furnace room floor to give it a worn/grimy look and then misted it with some flat black and khaki/browns in specific areas.

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    Re: Weathering Flightsuit

    Hehehehehe I weathered mine the easy (or hard way however you want to look at it). Since I am a Mounted Infantryman/M2 Bradley crewmember I was issued a CVC kit (Combat Vehicle Crewmember) which has 2 pairs of Nomex coveralls, a flack vest, a nomex balaclava, nomex gloves,and a nomex cold weather jacket. Now normally you of course have to turn in everything you were issued when you PCS (Permenant Change of Station)...but some time back I ended up with an extra pair, so I'm keeping the pair I wore the most and returning the two [cleaner] pairs when I PCS in Feb. XD

    But yeah, personally I prefer wearing something to weather it, or throwing it around, and just generally abusing it.
    Last edited by Citokre Dekanis; Dec 2, 2007 at 9:59 AM.

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