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Author Topic: Decal Weathering  (Read 185 times)

Offline whb64

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Decal Weathering
« on: September 24, 2017, 02:04:20 pm »
What's the best/easiest way to distress and weather decals?  Specifically for a Viper or X-Wing that typically looks like it took a beating.

I've done general weathering with paint for props, but never distressed decals before.

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Re: Decal Weathering
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 09:08:28 pm »
I was wondering the same thing,  Im going to experiment with wash tomorrow.

Lets see what happens

Nick

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Re: Decal Weathering
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 07:32:51 am »
I found a video and figured it out :)

Nick it looks like the easiest way is to just use the back side of an Exacto knife and pick away at the decal to give it the chipped look.  Just be careful not to go through the whole decal, just pick away the color.  If you just want it to look faded then use a wash.

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Re: Decal Weathering
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 04:36:31 pm »
thanks for the tip,  put up some pics on how it looks

Nick

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Re: Decal Weathering
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 09:31:58 pm »
Coming up real soon with my Viper and X-Wing builds.

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Re: Decal Weathering
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 07:57:22 pm »
One method is to finish painting, apply decals, then weather.  In this method a small bit of sponge can be used.  Using the color underneath the decals, dab the sponge in the paint and 'drybrush' it onto towel, then apply in dabs to the decals.  You can do this over and over to achieve the depth of weathering desired. 

While this will show 'peeling paint' and other losses to the environment, you can just as easily use gray or black with the sponge to show other types of weathering, such as 'carbon scoring.'
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