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Weathering on scale models

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Weathering can be done on buildings and on the rolling materials such as trains and cars. Weathering is a way to reduce the plastic look which on the materials and let the products have a more realistic look. Weathering can be done in various levels from very light (some dust or rain stripes) to extremely heavy (rust or industrial dirt). These days weathering is very common used in scale model building and the benefit is that many manufacturers developed special products and methodes to achieve the best result.

We try to describe as much as possible types of weathering to make you as visitor of this website curious enough to start with weathering on your scale model track and make the scenery realistic.

Success with this part of the hobby.

Below picture shows a coal bunker made of white plastic styrene sheet and profiles. After painting weathering is done by dry brushing and at the profiles by adding small rust particles using a sponge piece.

Weathering this roof which is made op thin cardboard by using acrylic paints and weathering powders.

Weathering this freight car using Chipping Medium to create very realistic corrosion spots where paint is peeling of.

Weathering this rail track and ballast by using rust color acrylic paint and weathering pigment powders.

Weathering and aging this wooden walls by painting it with acrylic white paint and when dried using emery paper to remove paint in various spots by adding more and less pressure to the emery paper during grinding.


Weathering this car to remove the plastic look and give them a realistic dirty layer.

Weathering this brick walls by changing completely the color of the bricks and joints by adding new colors. Also adding dirt black spots which comes over the years on a building due to weather conditions.

Weathering a roof around the chimney where over the years a layer of soot attached to the roof.

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