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    Mar 15, 2011, 9:28 PM - WIP: Shin tools and Jetpack #1

    Finished up the shin tools last week and have been working on the jetpack. I still need to get the black stripes done so I can put the decals on, then weather the whole thing. I masked and sprayed the damage on the blue tanks tonight but will go back and do everything else topically. Masking and painting this thing was a PITA, next time I'll invest in an airbrush









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    Mar 15, 2011, 9:54 PM - Re: WIP: Shin tools and Jetpack #2

    Looking good bud! I am jealous!
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    Mar 29, 2011, 9:31 PM - Re: WIP: Shin tools and Jetpack #3

    Okay, repainted the blue on the tanks and have been applying the damage topically. I have been following the reference pics for the overall shape of the damage on the tanks and the scratch locations, but I feel like I'm missing something to make it look real. For the scratches I have been sticking on two pieces of tape very close to each other to leave a thin gap and painting the gap to get a "scratch". Or I have dipped a toothpick in the paint and painted the scratch but it has more of a comet shape (e.g. wider at one end and then narrowing down to a point as the paint wears off). I know the AoSW pics have some white applied to the silver scratches, but I need some help achieving that well-worn look.

    Also, what do people use for the brown weathering on the white part under the "piano keys"? I tested brown shoe polish and brown paint on some scrap plastic but I think it will be too thick and dark. Are ground up pastels the way to go?



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