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Modeling in General: Weathering
Discuss general weathering topics here.
Back in the shop after 10 nyears
United States
Joined: August 12, 2013
KitMaker: 10 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Monday, September 09, 2013 - 02:52 AM UTC
I have been out of the hobby a few years and I'm just amazed at how much better the hobby is. Not only are there better models but there are better tools. I decided to start building again after reading this forum. I ran out to a hobby shop and the owner showed me a copy of Mig's book and I felt like a kid again. It was the same way when I 1st saw Velindens models years ago. But I tried to pattern Verlindens style without really understanding it. After studying color modulation, weathering and filtering on this site, I have totally changed the way I model. Modelling has become more art than hobby to me. I no longer paint the basecoat just to get to the weathering process. My basecoats have become the layers that is part of the weathering process. My 1st modulated model, before the weathering process, looked much more dramtic and natural than any finished model I had done in the past. This site is awesome. Keep it coming guys
United States
Joined: August 30, 2010
KitMaker: 749 posts
AeroScale: 2 posts
Posted: Monday, September 09, 2013 - 01:45 PM UTC
Welcome back, one major difference is the cost but there are sure a heck of lot of items from paints to brushes to models , and some of them are expensive. What do you build sir ?
Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
KitMaker: 3,212 posts
AeroScale: 2 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 01:07 AM UTC
Welcome back Scott....you're going to have to post some pics too!
Maryland, United States
Joined: March 01, 2013
KitMaker: 152 posts
AeroScale: 98 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 05:43 AM UTC
Welcome ,Scott. Yeah, the cost has gone up. But the level of detail is so much greater, as well as the number of topics (aircraft, etc.) has gone up as well. Plus, as already mentioned the quality of tools is better too.