Give Your Model Wear and Tear

You can really make your static models shine by adding a little dirt, scratches and abuse.

Weathering is the term of choice in all instances where the purpose of your effort is making the model look like it has been used.

It takes on many forms and there are a variety of elements involved, depending on what you are trying to accomplish. I am still learning and willing to pass on all I have learned over theyears.

Here is a follow up (posted 1/30/12) delving into the creation of more realistic vintage car models.

Making Models Rusty for Realistic Look

Simply ask your question(s) below and give me some ideaof what it is you home to accomplish on what type of model,structure or vehicle.

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