Digital Weathering?

Discussion in 'Tips, Tutorials & Tools' started by zac, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. zac

    zac New Member

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    Hey, im in the process of re-vamping a AT-AT to a bigger scale, better joints and more, I noticed how 'clean' and unreal it looks so i decided to give weathering a shot, using photoshop.
    I have made a few rusty joints and worn out guns, but i do not know what it will look like when its printed out. Will it fit in with the model? Or is it better to apply manually using paints etc?
  2. hpept

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    i would encourage to give it a go. Experiment with digital weathering is funny. I did my own weathering on the B-747 carried Space shuttle. I've represented the state of the shuttle after reentry, where all kind of streaks, marks, burns and dirt can be viewed on the model.
    Have a look yourself at the construction thread:
    http://www.cardmodels.net/forum/showthread.php?t=2918
    look at post #9 to see how i weathered the tail fin and upper surface of the wing.
  3. zac

    zac New Member

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    Wow! I do like the tail fins rusty effect, maybe i could apply the same to my AT-AT. The bad thing is, i cannot get to a computer with photoshop. So im stuck here bored. Its annoying, I have found an effect named 'fibre' which creates a magnificant machinery effect for my AT-AT. I have also made a few rusty areas on the body itself as well as engine rust along the drive motors. Ill hopefully have the whole thing finished soon, weathering, increased in size by 50% and also many, many WIP pictures, possibly along with a small model set with AT-ST and a snowspeeder.
    Thanks for the input.
  4. Wily

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    zac -

    If you're insecure about your technique or style, post a pic of your work here.

    I know Photoshop and can help.
  5. Stev0

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  6. zac

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    Hmmm.. I think ill stick to photoshop. Ill be posting some WIP pics soon as i can get the rust finished (if i can be bothered) that is.
  7. zac

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    Hmmm.. I think ill stick to photoshop. Ill be posting some WIP pics soon as i can get the rust finished (if i can be bothered) that is.
  8. ARMORMAN

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    I did a tutorial in the old forum on weathering with PS, I don't know if it made it here.
  9. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

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    Thing is ... why go through the long drawn out process of digital weathering when you can by hand and total control weather the model yourself.