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Creating Faded Paint Weathering with Chalks
Weathering Models with Chalk

Fifteen minutes of work with some chalks can make a dramatic difference in a model's appearance. Here a total wash with chalk is just the first step.

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Most cars are not equally filthy from top to bottom, but you can create the look of faded paint with a total wash. Choose a shade of chalk similar but slightly lighter in color than the car. Apply the powder liberally over all sides, roof and ends with a soft brush for an even coverage. Don’t worry about avoiding printed lettering or details, the total coverage will make these look thinned as well. Add additional colors on top to simulate other weathering effects.

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