To weather or not to weather

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How much weathering do you like?

None. Showroom shine. Fresh out of the factory for me.
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13%
Light. A few scratches hereand there. Some mud and dust.
3
38%
Moderate. Quite a lot of weathering. Battle damge, rust, mud, oil stains. Yes please.
4
50%
Heavy.Looks like it's been to hell and back.
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To weather or not to weather

Post by Mike the Pike » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:05 pm

I was just wondering how much, if any, weathering people like on their vehicles, be they historical or Sci-Fi. Leave a comment if you have a moment.
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Re: To weather or not to weather

Post by The Other Dave » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:50 pm

Weathering is good! Personally I can't barely be fussed, but every time I see someone talking up how easy to use the Tamiya weathering powders and such are, and see how good they make a tank look (or, heck, look at anything at all Carl Woodrow paints), I get tempted.
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Re: To weather or not to weather

Post by Primarch » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:11 pm

I voted moderate, but it depends on how much time and effort you want to put in. A little weathering makes the model look loads better.
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Re: To weather or not to weather

Post by me_in_japan » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:23 pm

very much depends what you're painting. If it's a standard situation, for use in contemporay/historical wargames, regular military vehicle, I'd say a fair to moderate amount of weathering is effective. Rough n tough, but not completely banged up. If it's post-apoc, (or ork or nurgle), then yeah, weather the crap out of that bad boy. If it's for a more shiny game (eg Infinity) then keep weathering to a minimum.
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Re: To weather or not to weather

Post by YellowStreak » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:52 am

me_in_japan wrote:very much depends what you're painting. If it's a standard situation, for use in contemporay/historical wargames, regular military vehicle, I'd say a fair to moderate amount of weathering is effective. Rough n tough, but not completely banged up. If it's post-apoc, (or ork or nurgle), then yeah, weather the crap out of that bad boy. If it's for a more shiny game (eg Infinity) then keep weathering to a minimum.
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Re: To weather or not to weather

Post by ashmie » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:32 am

If you want a tank that has just rolled off the factory floor. No weather.
If you want one that has been in the field. Weather.
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Re: To weather or not to weather

Post by ashmie » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:33 am

You can tailor the weathering to peoples orders.
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