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Those are awesome chit, have you thought about using any weathering powders or are you staying with a clean from-factory look?
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As you can tell I am very novice and haven't delved into powders or anything like that. I try to weather everything with paint at the moment.
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Well, they're looking great. Stippling and drybrushing are your method of choice? Aside from powders those are the main techniques I use.
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Drybrushing is my primary method. You can't really tell but the KV-1 tank at the bottom is a first attempt at weathering. Tried to dent up the track covers and added very fine debris to the tracks and underbelly. The T-62 was my first attempt at layering. Used a first layer of dark green, then a thinned lighter layer, then a thinned medium green with steel mixed in for the welds and high traffic areas. Tried to make it look weathered, but not really seen alot of action yet. I still have a Katyusha, SU-100, SU-122, T-40, a T-34, a Sherman, a King Tiger, an Elefant, and a box full of soldiers and BMW motorbikes and diorama pieces.

Got about 80 car and truck models still in the attic. I have a habit of starting them, and if I am not happy with one detail, back in the box it goes and into the attic. One day I'll get tired of looking at it, yank the motor or wheels and toss the rest of it.
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If you're looking to do some cool things with rust, find some art inks or washes. Citadel makes some awesome acrylic washes that are all but cheat-in-a-bottle. Just thin them down with some water and put a blob over rivets and let it dry out. You get a nice pool or rust around the rivet. And for streaks, when the ink is drying, just take a bit more and draw a line down from the pool and it'll streak nicely.

Oh, here's some other cool techniques from people that put me to shame:

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I picked up some of those last night at Hobby Lobby for $.77 each! They were clearancing out some odd colors, which just happened to be a Brown Oxide, a Rust Red, and a White! All in matte finish too...

I did some research yesterday and say this hairspray method of detailing... might look further into that.
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wow yall have got some talent!! i'm no artist or outdoorsy type. so my hobbies are magic:the gathering, PC games, and xbox 360. ive dabbled in D&D. just anything nerdy i like lol.
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I've done the hairspray before, but I wasn't that impressed by it, but I know a few guys that swear by it, so it's a case of different strokes I guess.

How do you finish your models? Do you use a matte varnish or a gloss to give it a hard shell then finish with a matte clear coat?
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Magic, no kidding???? I still have boxes full of cards and decks that I built! I thought that game had pretty much disappeared, wow, and to think about it, the last time I even saw a new deck was at Wally World, a few years ago! Interesting! Never really got into RPG's or D&D, but had a couple good friends who'd play Magic with me, one even used to play in tournaments!

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