What's Best for Worn Look

Cerillo

Active Hunter
Hello All,
Got a question for ya, I've often seen this bought up from time to time, but what's the best way to give a worn look to your Jump suit? Now I know what some of you will say "just roll around in the dirt", but I live in the Desert and there's no way in **** I'm going to Ramon and Date Palm Drive, on a Main strip and roll around :lol:!!!! I was thinking of using Rattle Can from a distance and spot spray, but I've also thought of using an Airbrush too or maybe both. What do you think?, and also what kind of paint is close enough to look like Dirt and sand? I was thinking Tester's. Model Paint. Let me know. C
 

Kantis Nolef

Active Hunter
I was just going to mist mine the same way I weathered my armor, spraypaint from a distance. As for sand colors; walmart, lowes, and home depot have a "camo" spraypaint that is an ultra flat tan, it's what I used to paint my main armor color.
 

pennywise

Well-Known Hunter
Spray paint: Flat primer brown, grey, and black enamel. With brand new cans (so the spray is still super fine) layer in colors from a distance, thigh pockets and lower legs being the most dirty. Caution! Start LIGHT and work into it, as a military guy you have a idea how "real dirt looks";) When layering from a distance the paint dose'nt always set in the fabric, if you over do it wash it off with water, if you want the grime to really set in blot it lightly with paint thinner on a rag. The key is really to do this in the day light, start light, step back look at it and just take your time.
 

Predatormv

Well-Known Hunter
If you have an airbrush I would suggest using it, while it will take a little more work to do then rattle cans you have a lot more control over it. With the airbrush you can get closer to make sure the paint is setting into the fabric and the mist is almost always finer then with rattle cans. As for paint suggestions look at the floquil line of paints, they have a dozen different weathering colors from dirt, mud, grime, grimey black, oil, sand, etc.
 

pennywise

Well-Known Hunter
If you have an airbrush I would suggest using it, while it will take a little more work to do then rattle cans you have a lot more control over it. With the airbrush you can get closer to make sure the paint is setting into the fabric and the mist is almost always finer then with rattle cans. As for paint suggestions look at the floquil line of paints, they have a dozen different weathering colors from dirt, mud, grime, grimey black, oil, sand, etc.
I do agree with you to a certain extent, an airbrush is a awsome tool and is un-replaceable for some jobs, however in some cases it really does too good of a job and the paint looks too "placed" and not natural. IMO a airbrush is better for smaller jobs.
 

sl tk8456

Active Hunter
For me you can never beat a carefully smudged cloth.

Wash your things with some stones too? Gives that 'chipped' and worn look
 
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