Help for weathering plastic model tanks and aircraft

by Johnny
(Hattiesburg Ms)

Can someone tell me the name of a book that explains how to apply weathering to plastic model tanks and aircraft. I am a beginner at modeling and want to learn how to make the model look as if it has been used. Please send your recomendation to thank you in advance for your help and advise.

SMH Respondssorry for the delay in responding, I was looking for that exact book but was unable to locate it. I would suggest you start here:

Then I would take at the available books covering this topic and pick the one that best covers your needs. There is a pretty good collection following this link: you may need to copy/paste it in your browser:,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=2e2ccddc87cea983&biw=1024&bih=644

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Oct 15, 2015
Nice NEW
by: Addison Melissa

I read your post and you say someone tell me the name of a book that explains how to apply weathering to plastic model tanks and aircraft.I don't know what do you want but really like your post.

Oct 13, 2015
can someone do my assignment NEW
by: Anonymous

can someone do my assignment : The main difference is the cost I think it’s very expensive to carve the stainless steel into plastic material so they usually produce thousands of units

Jan 13, 2012
Easy Weathering NEW
by: Anonymous

Unlike most hardcore modelers, I don't do a lot of 'weathering'. I build the kits 'out of the box' as best as I can, paint them , and then give my armor a 'flat' finish and my planes a gloss [usually] for that 'slick' look. I do some dry brushing of light-blue [testors] here and there for highlights [don't ask why, but light blue provides some interesting effects - just a touch on bolt heads, rivets, ends of gunbarrels, tracks] ands also use a #2 pencil for panel lines and edge-wear , anywhere where a 'gris' or 'dirt' or wear on a panel edge. Colored pastel pencils also help - earth tones etcetera. It's easy to grit-up and 'battle damage' a good kit - but not so easy to restore a 'battle worn' kit to like it was when it first rolled out the door. A light spray of any color or thin white glue followed by a judicious application of fire place soot and ash while wet creates some authentic soot and ash effects - cause it's the real stuff - but it's kinda messy so use lots of newspaper. Brush off the loose dust/grit/soot with a stiff brush after it is dry. A hot nail from a bic lighter flame applied to your war-fighter makes excellent bullet holes. I had a house fire some years ago. I picked some of my old kits out of the rubble. You want realistic battle damage? Build the kits and take a blow torch to 'em, gently. Spray 'em with a hose in the yard. Don't set anything on fire just 'toast' 'em. Soldiers, too. Ewwwww. ... white glue, bits of debris , a broken-off whell, broken tread, mix white glue with dirt/soot and brush on. Rubber cement comes in handy too, and it comes off if you don't like it ... spray fixer/adhesives with 'dust' . Bits of small chain dragged over the wet paint . Like making mud pies - you only want a little bit of 'pie'. Hope this gets you thinking ? Ha!

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