Weathering the Paint from Bright to Dull
I've read and seen alot of How-to's on weathering. But they jump from a bright, nicely painted model to Washes and Muds etc without mentioning what they did to get the painted model to a weathered dull sheen. I've experimented on my "practice hull" til the poor thing has like 20 coats of various liguids and weighs twice what it used to.
I have 4 Tamiya "practice" models stacked up that I would like to give a fitting end before I start my Dragon box. Tell me please, what is the conventional way to get a bright, shiny model into a weather-dulled sheen?
My most finished model is a Stug III. They all are base coated with Tamily XF60 (Dark Yellow) with XF58 (Olive Green) and XF64 (Red Brown) camo. (Was practicing camo patterns) There is no topcoat yet.
My thanks and appreciation in advance.
SMH Replies I would add very little weathering in the form of outside the cockpit were from pilot climbing in and possibly a chip or two on front edges of the wings and give it an overspray with a Tamiya clear coat from a rattlecan.