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Old 08-22-2002, 05:00 PM
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I am building my first scale plane, and I needed some tips on very simple techniques to weather the plane, especially the molded in panel lines.

My paint system is PPG, with a DBC base and Flex and Flat 2060 clear coat.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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I like to use a dark gray or brown wash to highlight my panel lines. I have even used a fine tip black pen which is drawn down into the panel line and then use a rag with alchohol to wipe most of it away. You just want to leave a hint of dark down in the line to make it stand out a bit. Less is more when it comes to weathering so be subtle. Good luck.

PS- on a dark airplane you may consider a wash of a lighter color
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Stop by these websites:

http://www.hyperscale.com

http://www.internetmodeler.com

http://www.modelingmadness.com


They are dedicated to plastic scale models, but these guys are masters of weathering and a lot of good tips can be found.
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