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Hello guys,

 

This is the wing of an old 1/72 Heller MS-225 that I'm working on. 

 

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The question is...how do you recommend to weather it as it looks too monotone for my taste. 

 

Base color is Aqueos GS H-36. 

 

Thank you. 

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Maybe a black wash on the control surface lines, a little dry brushing of pigment to pick up the tops of the ribs or work in a little different coloured green pigments over the wing to give a subtle variation of colour.

 

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Hello Fubuki4 ,

 

I have never used pigments, which brand do you recommend and how they are fixed after application?

 

Thank you

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If you have a fine enough airbrush try airbrushing a slightly lighter color in between the ribs or even in random areas around the wing to show some paint fading. Or depending on if you used a primer coat maybe take a light sanding to the wing to wear off some of the paint from the leading edge or the ribs?


Just a thought.  Good luck!

 

Chris

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Chris suggestions are right on the money and will not only add the desired weathering but give depth the area between the ribs

Peter

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I ended up using wood colors to ad a light variation of color on the ribs, it improves but not yet satisfied.  Will try some filters in between the ribs.  

 

Will post a picture when it's done. 

 

Thank you you for the advice. 

S. 

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