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ordinarybass28 Nov 2017 4:52 p.m. PST

Cleared the desk/deck of a variety of little projects that have been half finished for far too long. A Camper, Rhinomen, 2 CAV's, 10mm and 28mm Cargo Pods and a WreckAge Biker.

Full post here:

A few teasers

Twoball Cane28 Nov 2017 6:00 p.m. PST

I like all of those….but the standout is that ford and camper….really nice.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

thanks -- great stuff

ordinarybass29 Nov 2017 1:24 p.m. PST

Thanks OSL,
Glad you liked it

Much Appreciated TC,
I've tried so many variations on weathering vehicles over the years, but I think I've come full circle back to a dip -after removing the windows and interior-, matte varnish, dusty drybrush and sometimes a bit of mud drybrushed on the edges.
It's reasonably fast (takes a while for the dip to dry though) and easy and you don't get the wierd shiny parts showing through that regular washes often leave.

I went digging in the terrain bin and found a bunch of cars I'd like to try the same process on. At some point I'll probably do a bunch at once and put them on ebay.

The Angry Piper01 Dec 2017 11:07 a.m. PST

You dipped that camper? It's exactly the look I'm going for with my Plasticville trailers. What dip did you use?

ordinarybass03 Dec 2017 6:28 a.m. PST

I brushed on minwax polyshades antique walnut. It went on right over the white plastic (and over the stock red truck paint too). Does leave the viewer thinking that maybe the original color was more of a cream, but that's ok by me.

The beauty is that polyshades is so viscus (due to the polyurethane) that it's not hard to get it to cover everything fairly evenly in one coat. You do have to dab a bit off where it pools but that's not hard. After that it's just a matter of matte varnishing and a light tan drybrush and done!

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