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    Jul 24, 2006, 5:32 PM - Weathering my Pavespawn Ammo Belt #1

    I recently received my Pavespawn Ammo Belt, great detail and superbly made... Excellent work...

    I've weathered it in the AOSW style, here's a brief description:
    1. To tone down the contrast of the stitches I rubbed a 'burnt umber' pastel over all the stitching and wiped the excess off with a cloth. This also adds a nice tone to the leather. I also added a few patches with a dark brown and black pastel.
    2. Next, I scuffed the edges of the pouches and belt against a rough brick wall, not too much, just enough to highlight the edges. I also pressed the pouches against the brick and twisted very slightly, this adds a few little 'nicks' and 'marks' to the leather.
    3. I now roll the belt tightly several times to create some nice creases and small cracks to the surface.
    4. the white patches are added using 'gelcoat'. water based paint worked OK but quickly turned light brown because it draws the tanning out of the leather. You could try an oil based paint instead of gelcoat.
    5. The whole lot is coated with a satin finish sealant, I used 'Humbrol Satin Cote'. Before it fully dries I once again rolled the belt, this enhanced the cracking a little more.
    I'm pretty pleased with the results, and it only took around 1 hour to complete.

    DAZ
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    Jul 24, 2006, 5:50 PM - Re: Weathering my Pavespawn Ammo Belt #2

    very very nice!! i have the same set in my boba box... your making the wheels turn when i finally start mine.

    SlaveR5
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    Jul 24, 2006, 7:03 PM - Re: Weathering my Pavespawn Ammo Belt #3

    wow, great tutorial! I'll be sure to try this as soon as I finish attempting to make one.
  4. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Jul 27, 2006, 11:04 PM - Re: Weathering my Pavespawn Ammo Belt #4

    never saw this thread,,,,very nice.
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    Jul 27, 2006, 11:18 PM - Re: Weathering my Pavespawn Ammo Belt #5

    I'm afraid to do anything like that to my belt.

    Awesome job.
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    Jul 28, 2006, 8:49 AM - Re: Weathering my Pavespawn Ammo Belt #6

    That looks great DAZ!

    I was thinking on how I was going to weather this thing and now I know!
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    Jul 30, 2006, 5:21 PM - Re: Weathering my Pavespawn Ammo Belt #7

    Great, now the price of 'rough brick walls' will skyrocket on eBay!!!

    Great work Daz!
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    Jul 31, 2006, 6:43 AM - Re: Weathering my Pavespawn Ammo Belt #8

    that looks awesome!

    well done DAZ!!
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    Aug 1, 2006, 9:05 PM - Re: Weathering my Pavespawn Ammo Belt #9

    Holy crap. I never knew that this was even possible. Very cool Daz.

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