Discussion in 'Tutorials and how to's' started by tiking, Jul 18, 2006.
How to make armor plates
Absolutely superb, very many thanks for the link. If this is the sort of thing you have available I can't wait for the others!!!
Coffee tins cut with either tinsnips or scissors, flattened out with a wooden rolling pin on layers of carpet underlay makes good material.
A member named Bernie over at www.cardmodels.net offered a thread on his build of a wwII jeep. He weathered it as he went along by using milled coffee for mud, you can see the full thread here: http://www.cardmodels.net/forum/showthread.php?t=2665&highlight=jeep
the first post on the second page gives the recipe for the "mud". here is a photo from that thread, although this is a paper model, the effect should be the same on plastic:
here is a synopsis of the recipe:
coffee trick was done as follows:
- apply glue on model
- apply coffe "sand" on model
- brush softly with soft brush - to get away not glued parts
- apply chalk dust
- can be applied little bit acvarel colours where needed
Notice the "mud" behind the front tire:
Anyway, I thought this was such a good tip I would share the thread with ya'll. And I want to thank Bernie for posting this thread over at www.cardmodels.net .
Have a good day all,
Greg aka GW
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