new Feb 2006

how to - weathering     deutsch:

how I learned from my friend Pete

with chalks

The equippment: sanding paper, toilet paper, micro bushes and paint brushes, and chalk, of course. different chalks. Mostly grey and red.
At first after masking, air brush the model with dullcote. Chalk will not stick very well at clear plastic. You see my worktable with "turntable", borrowed from my wife's clay working.

dullcote working place

You dip the brush at the fine chalk dust, wip over the paper until its nearly clean and brush onto the model. Distribute it a little bit, in vertical direction. Same procedure again and again. With the micro brushes you can get fine rust streaks.

equippment done

Here're two steps. You should repeat working with chalk as long as you want. When you're satisfied again a layer of dullcote. Spray gently, heavy spraying will distribute the chalk from the model.

first chalk layer more at the roof

The truck side frames and the lower shell got a air brush spray with buff and earth.


with felt tip pens

The equippment: An assortment of felt tip pens and brushes, LYRA AQUA BRUSH and Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens. Also the above mentioned toilet paper and a sponge. You have to test some time until you have a suitable pen type.
The second picture shows the painted car. It must not have been dullcoted.

pensclear model

The first stroke with the pen, I used the black color. Then came the brush - a hard brush - to work. You press a little bit and rub the color.

first strokewith brush

The color will spread out. If it's still too hard you wet the brush a little bit. (The sponge!) Then you dry the brush at the toilet paper until it is "nearly" dry. Then you can distribute the color. It will disperse. With more water you can remove the color, at least for some time.


Here's the car at the end of the first step. Some have to follow!

finished ?

And with an old SOO caboose:


And then I've used a straightedge.


© Wolfgang Dudler