Painting and weathering

What do you mean by topical and layered weathering?

Layered

Layered painting is done by applying a base coat (usually silver), then masking off areas of damage and applying your top coat. When the top coat is dry, the masked areas peel off, revealing the color beneath.



Masking can be done with a variety of materials, including mustard, toothpaste and specialty products such as Windsor & Newton Masking Fluid.

Topical

Topical weathering is done by applying your major color first, then painting damage (usually silver) on top of it.

Both styles were used in various places throughout the Boba Fett suit. There is no right or wrong method, just whichever you are more comfortable with.

What paints should I use?

[h2]What paints should I use?[/h2]

This question comes up in some form or another at least once a week, if not once a day.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to what you are comfortable doing. Having the perfect set of airbrush paints doesn't help you if you don't have an airbrush.

The best thing you can do is read through the various threads on the forum and decide what works for you.

The links below highlight some of the best threads out there for would-be painters.


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Rogue Studios' ESB Color list & Painting Techniques
[*]AFFO$'s PAINT LIST FOR THE AIRBRUSH CHALLENGED
[*]Terminal Fettler's ESB / AOSW helmet
[*]Slave1pilot's RotJ Helmet
[*]evan4218's RotJ paint list
[*]PredatorMV's RotJ paint list
[*] Stormtrooperguy's rattle can colors for armor and helmet.
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