Jump to content
ARC Discussion Forums

Sign in to follow this  
MarkD

OV-102 model aged look

Recommended Posts

Do you have an airbrush MarkD? That would be one solution ...

... but another, is Pastel. Get a stick of pastel in the colours you wanna use, take a knife and scrape off some 'dust' from the stick into a little pile and with either a Q-tip or a small brush, dip the brush or Q-tip into the pile and just apply it to the model. You can make it as dark or as light as you want. And if you don't like what you've done, just wipe it off with a damp paper towel or a new, wet Q-tip.

Hope this helps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What color would work to get that color seen in the photo? It looks like a light brown, tan color on the side of the aft fuselage.

Discovery also has this light brownish tint as seen in the Columbia photo. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/images/medium/2012-1711-m.jpg

Atlantis too http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/images/medium/2012-1730-m.jpg

Endeavour barely has any tint on it's fuselage at all. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/images/large/2011-6426.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What color would work to get that color seen in the photo? It looks like a light brown, tan color on the side of the aft fuselage.

Oh, that's the eeezy part. Just go to an art store, go to the section where they display and sell pastels, bring a copy of the photo you want to use and match the colour to the pastel. The pastel colour does not lighten or darken ... it is what it is.

Then apply it to the model! Eeezy peeezy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mark,

You can also pick up pastel sets that include different pastel sticks in varying shades of brown. This way you'll always have the color(s) you need.

Mike.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...